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Training in preventing Trafficking in Persons in Latin America and the Caribbean

Panama, 20 May 2020. UNODC research on Human Trafficking reveals that deprivation of liberty for extortion, abuse, violence and trafficking affecting refugees and migrants stranded en route may increase due to COVID-19 pandemic.

From 20 to 22 May, the UNODC-WCO-INTERPOL Airport Communication Project hosted a virtual Trafficking in Persons Training which aims to strengthen the operational capacities and technical expertise of airport law enforcement officers.
More than 120 airport law enforcement officers from Latin America and the Caribbean attended this training.
Topics covered in the workshop included Human Rights and Gender,International Legal Framework and Human Trafficking Protocols, Typology of Human Trafficking, Interview techniques, among others.
These trainings will continue in order to strengthen the capacities of most of the law enforcement officers of the region.