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Anti human trafficking group calls on Portugal to improve assistance to victims

12/02/2013

Anti human trafficking group calls on Portugal to improve assistance to victims
 

Strasbourg, 12.02.2013 – The Council of Europe expert group against human trafficking (GRETA) today called on the Portuguese authorities to improve the assistance provided to victims of trafficking in human beings, and to provide them with appropriate and safe accommodation.

 

In its first report on Portugal, which was published today, GRETA acknowledges that Portugal has taken important steps to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, although it also urges the authorities to take further measures to improve the identification of victims and the prosecution of traffickers.

 

GRETA expresses concern with the low number of convictions for human trafficking in Portugal and requests the authorities to identify gaps in the investigation procedure and in the presentation of cases in courts, so the offences can be effectively investigated and prosecuted. (more...)

 

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