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Interior Ministry presents plan to fight human trafficking

THE IMPROVEMENT in the ability of state as well as non-state experts to reveal the cases of human trafficking is one of the priorities of the new National Programme to Fight Human Trafficking for 2015-2018. The document is authored by the Interior Ministry which already submitted it to the legislative process.

THE IMPROVEMENT in the ability of state as well as non-state experts to reveal the cases of human trafficking is one of the priorities of the new National Programme to Fight Human Trafficking for 2015-2018. The document is authored by the Interior Ministry which already submitted it to the legislative process.

The first document that dealt with fight against the human trafficking on a national level was adopted in 2006, the SITA newswire reported on December 31.

The new strategy contains the action plan for following years, as well as the summary of activities that should help tackle the human trafficking.

According to the draft, there should be close cooperation with the civil society as well as the cooperation between the ministries. The national strategy also proposes dozens of tasks that should be fulfilled, including arranging various trainings and education activities. It also proposes to create an educational programme for judges, prosecutors and investigators who focus on human trafficking, SITA wrote.

The draft strategy also suggests prevention measures and various enlightenment activities. It plans to launch the promotion campaign in all kinds of mass media. Moreover, there should be the events focusing on human trafficking that should take place once a year.

The draft document also plans to continue the operation of the national phone like that helps the victims of human trafficking. In 2013 there were together 2,305 calls. The line helped to reveal five cases of human trafficking, SITA reported.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports

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