European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings

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Letter CoP Council of Europe - GRETA elections 2018

Document number
3249
Date
21 October 2018
Title
Letter CoP Council of Europe - GRETA elections 2018
Author/publisher
La Strada International
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Document type(s)
LSI publication,
Keywords
letter statement Committee of the Parties Council of Europe GRETA elections 2018
Summary
  1. The terms of office of 7 of the 15 current members of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking (GRETA) will expire on 31 December 2018. The elections to fill the vacant seats will be held at the 23th meeting of the Committee of the Parties of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings on 9 November 2018. All countries that have signed and ratified the convention, (except for the 8 countries who have members in GRETA whose term end in 2020), had the right to nominate candidates for GRETA membership. In total 24 nominations were received from 16 State Parties on the deadline of 9 September. Interestingly the majority of the countries (11 countries) nominated only one candidate this time.  LSI NGO platform has called upon the Committee of the Parties for a multidisciplinary Expert Group, which includes NGO representatives and reflects a gender and geographical balance and provided its support for seven candidates.