The Fifth Conference on “International Perspectives on Law Enforcement Co-operation in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - Trafficking for Labour Exploitation” is organized by the International Organization for Migration Mission in Ukraine in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine, within the framework of the project ‘Combating Trafficking in Human Beings - Ukraine’ financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the project ‘Danish Programme against Human Trafficking in Eastern Europe’ financed by the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Conference follows on from its predecessors in the series which were held in Minsk in May 2003, Kiev in May 2004, Chisinau in May 2005 and Minsk in April 2007 which have produced respectively the four attached Recommendations for International Operational and Judicial Cooperation in Combating Trafficking in Human Being.
This fifth conference in the series aims to bring together law enforcement practitioners from Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine, as well as from other selected countries of origin, transit and destination to continue the dialogue relating to practical and operational initiatives within the context of international co-operation in combating human trafficking.
The overall objective of the Conference is to enable operational practitioners to share their knowledge and operational experiences within the field of regional and international law enforcement co-operation in combating human trafficking, as well as to use the opportunity to identify operational problems and good practice and to recommend solutions and best practice initiatives.
Mr Roger Plant, as the head of the ILO SAP-FL, will deliver the opening keynote presentation of the Conference on the topic of relevant international legal instruments and the legal interpretation of labour exploitation within the context of human trafficking. It is a prime objective of the conference to assist the participating practitioners to better understand the applicable international legal standards on labour exploitation and their practical interpretation in terms of evidence collection within a human trafficking context.