UNODC and Ministry of Justice promote the training "Facing Trafficking of Persons for Professionals of the Justice Criminal System"

Brasília, 31 October 2014 - Between the 3 and 7 November, it will take place in Brasilia the Training Facing Trafficking of Persons, promoted by the Brazil's National Justice Secretary and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The course is oriented to professionals of the Justice Criminal System and has the purpose of qualifying and preparing the participants to deal with human trafficking cases, protecting and supporting the victims, and cooperate efficiently among them.

Another purpose of the training is to provide the necessary training so the participants become multipliers of information, focusing on essential areas as the investigative phase of the criminal proceedings. The elements highlighted in this course are the identification phase of human trafficking cases, investigations, interviews, information collection and exchange, criminal proceeding and the victims support throughout these phases. This caution with the victims is very important in human trafficking cases as these people can be treated and judged as criminals very often, and it may cause them traumas and emotional damages.

The course will receive a broad range of professionals with distinct profiles, who can eventually work on a same case with different functions. This meeting should promote the connexion among professionals who work on different stages of the human trafficking cases, so they can obtain an advanced knowledge and exchange information, experiences and best practices. The information exchange, nationally and internationally, is fundamental in human trafficking cases because of the itinerant nature of the crime. The training highlights the international cooperation and presents the diverse methods and resources to be used when interacting with different countries and jurisdictions.

Among the lecturers of the course are representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Secretariat of Human Rights of Brazil and of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, prosecutors, civil society representatives, international professionals in the investigation area and professionals in criminology and psychology fields.

During the training it will be presented a research developed by UNODC, with a case study and detailed analysis of sentences imposed on human trafficking in Brazil.

The expected results of this training are the transmission of qualified technical information to the professionals who work on the counter of human trafficking in Brazil. Another result expected is the promotion of the integration and information exchange among the participants, targeting the efficiency of fighting this crime in Brazil and the proper treatment to the victims and other affected people.

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