Ongoing projects: Human Trafficking

XAC/X44 - "Strengthening the capacity of the Central Asian Republics to protect and assist victims of human trafficking and smuggled migrants, especially women and children, in partnership with NGO and civil society actors"

The Project aims at strengthening the capacity of the Central Asian Republics to identify, protect and assist victims of human trafficking and smuggled migrants especially women and children (hereinafter, collectively, "Victims"), in partnership with NGO and other civil society actors, mainly by providing legal drafting support focusing on protection of Victims' rights, developing operational standards for law enforcement personnel on victim identification and conducting training on best practices, and developing a Partnership Plan for effective cooperation among Government, NGO and civil society actors. Expected outcomes include: i) improved legal rights of Victims and witnesses; (ii) strengthened ability of criminal justice practitioners to identify, protect and assist Victims; (iii) enhanced cooperation among Government, NGO, and civil society actors in assisting and protecting Victims; and (iv) increased number of Victims identified, protected and assisted.