UNODC e DPU promovem capacitação sobre Tráfico de Pessoas em Brasília


Dr. Haman Tabosa de Moraes e Córdova and Rafael Franzini during the opening of the training  

Brasilia, 28 July, 2015 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Union Public Defender (DPU) sponsor between 28 and 29 July, in Brasilia, a training on human trafficking, victims and the criminal justice system.

It is part of UNODC's mandate to provide technical assistance to Member States through training assistance and help on drawing up of public policies, always respecting human rights and international standards. In this context, UNODC and DPU closed a partnership for the training and raised awareness of its professionals to the issue of human trafficking. The teaching material of the course will be the Anti-human trafficking manual for criminal justice practitioners, drawn up by UNODC in 2008.

The opening of the course conducted by participation of the Union Public Defender General, Dr. Haman Tabosa de Moraes and Córdova and the Representative of Liaison and Partnership Office of UNODC in Brazil, Rafael Franzini. In his speech, Franzini stressed the important role of Union Public Defender in the attention and aid to victims of human trafficking.

During the first day of the course, topics addressed were such as The National Policy and Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, international standards on Human Rights, investigation processes and action of the public defender. Among the facilitators who participated in the first day are Gilberto Duarte and Indira Fernandes of UNODC, Fabiana Galen of DPU, Thamara Medeiros of CNJ and Lucicleia Souza and Silva Rollemberg of the National Secretariat for Justice.

The second day will primarily focus on victims of human trafficking. Topics will be discussed as psychological reactions and needs of victims. Roberta Fernandes of AUSTRAL and Daniela Muscari of DPU are among the facilitators of the second day.

The training takes place during the Week to Combat Human Trafficking, which is held in the week of 30 July, the date chosen by the General Assembly of the United Nations as International Day Against Human Trafficking.

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