Iberoamerican prosecutors discuss strategies to combat Human Trafficking

20 September, 2011 - Between 21 and 23 September, more than 30 prosecutors in Latin America, Chilean officials, foreign experts and representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Colombia, for Mexico and for Brazil and the Southern Cone participate in the II Ibero-American Summit of Prosecutors against Trafficking in Human Beings.

The summit, organized by the Public Ministry of Chile, the Latin American Association of Public Prosecutors (AIAMP) and the Meeting of Public Prosecutors of Mercosur (REMPM), will be held at the headquarters of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago, Chile, and aims to define strategies for international criminal prosecution and protection to victims of Human Trafficking for purposes of labor and sexual exploitation, removal of organs, and of smuggling immigrants.

The II Summit will have the participation of the general prosecutor of Spain, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, Peru and Chile.

In addition to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the Summit will be attended by representatives from the United States Departments of State, Justice and National Security, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), among others.

Prosecutors specialized in the phenomenon of Human Trafficking in the Dominican Republic, Peru, Guatemala, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Panama and Chile will also attend the Summit.

The event is sponsored by UNODC, through its Global Project for the Implementation of the Protocols against Trafficking in Persons and against the Smuggling of Migrants, ECLAC, the German Cooperation Agency (GTZ), ILO, IOM, the American Network of Judicial Cooperation (IberRed), U.S. and Carabineros de Chile.

The opening session will take place on Wednesday, 21 September at the Hall Prebisch of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), located at Dag Hammarskjold 3477, Vitacura, Santiago. The closure will take place on Friday 23 at 11h30, in the same place.

For more information contact:

Catta Preta Andrea

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime - UNODC

Communications Adviser

Chile Tel: (56) 9 72541992

Brazil Tel: (55 61) 8118 0910

E-mail: andrea.cattapreta@unodc.org


Carolina Quiroga Bachur

Communications Coordinator of the Specialized Unit for International Cooperation and Extradition.

Communications Coordinator of the Permanent General Secretariat of the American Association of Public Prosecutors (AIAMP).

Tel: (56 2) 9659941

Mobile: (56 9) 85056964

E-mail: cquiroga@minpublico.cl

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