SEMINAR ON EU LEGISLATION ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND ORGANIZED CRIME BEGINS IN SARAJEVO
Sarajevo, 17 April 2012 – Since the adoption of the Action Plan to combat human trafficking twelve years ago, Bosnia and Herzegovina has been addressing this security problem through the joint activities of government institutions and civil society, emphasized Minister of Security Sadik Ahmetović at the opening of a two day seminar dubbed "EU legislation on human trafficking and organized crime."
“Such an approach resulted in a series of successes that are visible in the number of successfully completed investigations, prosecutions and verdicts pronounced to the traffickers. It is also reflected in the number of rescued victims and measures taken to support and assist victims," added Ahmetović.
The two-day workshop, attended by representatives of the police and judiciary institutions from across the region, will discuss ways to improve coordination and cooperation between the law enforcement, judiciary and civil society, help raise awareness among the law enforcement on the latest trends in children trafficking and forms of cross-border crime.
*The workshop was organized by the Ministry of Security of Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the Instrument for technical assistance and information exchange of the European Commission (TAIEX) and the French Regional Technical Advisor for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in Southeastern Europe.