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COUNCIL OF EUROPE: free online Human Trafficking course

COUNCIL OF EUROPE: free online Human Trafficking course
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A free online course on human traf­fick­ing has been devel­oped by the Euro­pean Pro­gramme for Human Rights Educa­tion for Legal Profes­sion­als (HELP) of the Coun­cil of Europe.

https://www.coe.int/en/web/anti-human-trafficking/help-online-training-course

The course is designed to equip judges, pros­e­cu­tors, lawyers, law enforce­ment offi­cials and oth­er pro­fes­sion­als to effec­tive­ly apply the stan­dards devel­oped under the Coun­cil of Europe Con­ven­tion on Action against Traf­fick­ing in Human Beings in their dai­ly work. It is built up from a human-rights per­spec­tive and focus­es on vic­tim protection.

The course con­sists of nine sub­stan­tive modules:

  1. Intro­duc­tion and legal framework
  2. Def­i­n­i­tions and legal concepts
  3. Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of vic­tims of human trafficking
  4. Assis­tance for vic­tims of human trafficking
  5. The non-pun­ish­ment principle
  6. Inves­ti­ga­tion, pros­e­cu­tion and vic­tims’ rights
  7. Sen­tenc­ing
  8. Com­pen­sa­tion for vic­tims of human trafficking
  9. Return and repatriation

These top­ics are explored by using pre­sen­ta­tions, inter­ac­tive screens, knowl­edge tests and reflec­tive exercises.

About us

The Euro­pean Pro­gramme for Human Rights Edu­ca­tion for Legal Pro­fes­sion­als (HELP) sup­ports the Coun­cil of Europe (CoE) mem­ber states in imple­ment­ing the Euro­pean Con­ven­tion on Human Rights (ECHR) at the nation­al level.

Wel­come to the HELP course on Com­bat­ing traf­fick­ing in Human Beings

This free online course has been devel­oped by the Euro­pean Pro­gramme for Human Rights Edu­ca­tion for Legal Pro­fes­sion­als “HELP” of the Coun­cil of Europe, using the HELP methodology.

The traf­fick­ing of human beings is a seri­ous crime, rep­re­sent­ing a grave vio­la­tion of human rights and an attack on the fun­da­men­tal val­ues of a demo­c­ra­t­ic soci­ety. Affect­ing thou­sands of vic­tims every year, traf­fick­ing treats human beings as a com­mod­i­ty to be bought, sold, and sub­ject­ed to forced labour. While most iden­ti­fied vic­tims of traf­fick­ing are women, men too can be vic­tims. Fur­ther­more, many of the vic­tims are children.

This course looks at the Coun­cil of Europe Con­ven­tion on Action against Traf­fick­ing in Human Beings. In addi­tion to the crim­i­nal­i­sa­tion of traf­fick­ing, the Con­ven­tion places pos­i­tive oblig­a­tions on states to put in place effec­tive mea­sures to pre­vent human traf­fick­ing, to pro­tect the rights of vic­tims of human traf­fick­ing, and to engage in inter­na­tion­al co-oper­a­tion and co-oper­a­tion with civ­il soci­ety to these ends. Addi­tion­al­ly, the course explores the case law of the Euro­pean Court of Human Rights as well as oth­er inter­na­tion­al legal instru­ments and nation­al good prac­tices, focussing on the pro­tec­tion of the vic­tims of human trafficking.

The course explores top­ics in a prac­ti­cal way through pre­sen­ta­tions, inter­ac­tive screens, knowl­edge tests and reflec­tive exer­cis­es. It is designed to equip prac­ti­tion­ers with the abil­i­ty to effec­tive­ly apply the stan­dards devel­oped under the Coun­cil of Europe Con­ven­tion on Action against Traf­fick­ing in Human Beings (the CoE Con­ven­tion) in their dai­ly work.

The course con­sists of nine sub­stan­tive modules:

  1. Intro­duc­tion and legal frame­work:the human traf­fick­ing prob­lem, the Coun­cil of Europe response, the CoE Con­ven­tion and its mon­i­tor­ing. 
  2. Def­i­n­i­tions and legal con­cepts:the def­i­n­i­tions and legal con­cepts con­tained in the CoE Con­ven­tion and oth­er rel­e­vant inter­na­tion­al instru­ments. 
  3. Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of vic­tims of human traf­fick­ing:the impor­tance of vic­tims’ iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, the States’ duty to iden­ti­fy vic­tims, the coop­er­a­tion with NGOs in vic­tims’ iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. 
  4. Assis­tance for vic­tims of human traf­fick­ing:rights of vic­tims to assis­tance and sup­port and the relat­ed States’ oblig­a­tions, the effects of trau­ma and vic­tim­i­sa­tion on the phys­i­cal and men­tal health of vic­tims, min­i­mum stan­dards of care that States must pro­vide to the vic­tims, right to recovery/reflection peri­od and the rules for its appli­ca­tion, min­i­mum con­di­tions for grant­i­ng a tem­po­rary res­i­dence sta­tus to vic­tims of traf­fick­ing. 
  5. The non-pun­ish­ment prin­ci­ple:  the legal nature and scope of the non-pun­ish­ment principle,the dif­fer­ence of its appli­ca­tion to children’s cas­es and to adult cas­es, the mean­ing of com­pul­sion, States’ oblig­a­tions to apply the prin­ci­ple. 
  6. Inves­ti­ga­tion, Pros­e­cu­tion and vic­tims’ rights:the pecu­liar­i­ty of inves­ti­ga­tion and pros­e­cu­tion in human traf­fick­ing cas­es, the rel­e­vance of the pro­tec­tion and assis­tance of vic­tims and wit­ness­es, the rel­e­vance of seiz­ing and secur­ing assets from the outset.
  7. Sen­tenc­ing:  cri­te­ria that should be tak­en into con­sid­er­a­tion when decid­ing on the sever­i­ty of sanc­tions: ret­ri­bu­tion, gen­er­al pre­ven­tion, spe­cial pre­ven­tion and reparation.
  8. Com­pen­sa­tion for vic­tims of human traf­fick­ing:  the rel­e­vance of com­pen­sa­tion in human traf­fick­ing cas­es, the mate­r­i­al and imma­te­r­i­al dam­ages cov­ered by com­pen­sa­tion, the source of com­pen­sa­tion (the per­pe­tra­tor or the State).
  9. Return and Repa­tri­a­tion:  inter­na­tion­al stan­dards, safe, dig­ni­fied and prefer­ably vol­un­tary return, require­ments for return­ing child vic­tims, the non-refoule­ment principle.

Please click on the SCORM pack­age below to launch the course in English.

ADLAUDATOSI INTEGRAL ECOLOGY FORUM WEBINARS

OUR MISSION:

THE PURPOSE IS TO SHARE BEST PRACTICES AND PROMOTE ACTIONS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

WE MAKE AVAILABLE TO YOU GUIDES AND RESEARCH ON TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS FROM THE MOST RECOGNISED LEGAL AND OPERATIONAL ACTORS.

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Holy See — PUBLICATION OF PASTORAL ORIENTATIONS ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING 2019

RIGHT TO LIFE AND HUMAN DIGNITY GUIDEBOOK

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Doctrine sociale de l’Église catholique

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Michel Veuthey talks about the Order of Malta’s involvement in fighting human trafficking

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