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Trafficking in Human Beings and Peace-Support Operations: Pre-deployment/In-service Training Programme for International Law-enforcement Personnel

Document number
1407
Date
2006
Title
Trafficking in Human Beings and Peace-Support Operations: Pre-deployment/In-service Training Programme for International Law-enforcement Personnel
Author/publisher
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
Availability
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Document type(s)
Training Material/Resources,
Keywords
Trafficking process, Recruitment, Transit, Transport, Transfer, Exploitation, Forced labour, Sexual exploitation, Forced marriage, Trafficking in organs, Children, Prevention, Multi-agency approach, Protection, Prosecution, Data collection, Data exchange, Interpol, Europol, Identification, interview, Trauma, Re-victimization,
Summary
This training programme on THB is aimed at international police and justice administration personneldeployed - or to be deployed - in PSOs.This manual aims to help staff integrate THB-awareness into all their activities. This increasedawareness among the international police and judicial personnel serving with PSOs can help to counter theactivities of organized crime and criminal networks involved in THB in PSO areas.The course is divided into two modules. It is envisaged that a general activity and a final evaluationshould conclude the course, in addition to a follow-up evaluation that should be delivered, if possible, 2/3months after attendance on the training programme.The Core Module contains the basic topics that participants should cover in order to develop fullawareness of the issues relating to THB:• Trafficking in human beings: An introduction• Root causes of THB: Women and minors as the most vulnerable victims• THB as a transnational organized crime• The identification of trafficking victims• The protection of the rights of victims of THB• THB and the responsibilities of PSO staffThe Module on Law Enforcement Specificities covers specific information for THB investigation andprosecution:• Victims’ protection and residency status• The re-active investigative option• The pro-active investigative option• The disruptive optionThe trainer will find proposed strategies to develop the different sections. She/he should select thesections and their activities according to the needs of the audience. The manual’s exercises and annexesuse examples suitable for peace missions deployed in South-Eastern Europe. However, the basic textapplies to all PSOs. The trainer should make sure that the corresponding activities are adapted to focus onthe relevant mission’s mandate and area.
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