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Training on Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants

Guatemala City, October 12, 2018. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN) through its office in Guatemala and El Salvador, within the framework of the projects "Increasing Access to Justice for Women, Children and Indigenous Community" and "Prevention and Fight Against the Smuggling of Migrants and Human Trafficking", carried out a training on human trafficking and smuggling of migrants.

This three (3) day workshop was delivered by Erika María Aguirre, legal expert on human trafficking of the office of UNODC El Salvador and was addressed to thirty (30) National Civil Police officers of the department of criminal investigation of human trafficking.

During this training, officers of the National Civil Police were trained in topics such as human rights principles; protocol to prevent, repress and punish human smuggling, especially women and children; special law against human trafficking in Guatemala; protocol against the illicit trafficking of migrants by land, sea and air and use of special methods of human smuggling investigation among other matters.

This training will have an impact on the identification and investigation of cases of human smuggling. To continue with the strengthening of the necessary skills in this matter, a second part of the training is expected to be organized as well as a practical workshop.

This training course against human trafficking and smuggling of migrants was developed through the generous support of the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF).