In its resolution 7/1, entitled "Strengthening the implementation of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto", the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime decided that the Working Group on Smuggling of Migrants will be a constant element of the Conference.

The eighth session of the Working Group on the Smuggling of Migrants will be held on 14 and 15 October 2021 in Vienna, Austria.

 

Information on the mechanism for the review of the implementation of UNTOC and its Protocols can be found on the webpage of the review mechanism that will be progressively updated with relevant information.

 

Information on the UNODC knowledge week on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling, held from 4 to 8 October 2021, can be found on this webpage. The Knowledge Week aims to stimulate a discussion on the most salient issues around human trafficking and migrant smuggling with the support of experts and based on recent UNODC publications and tools. The Knowledge Week will address legal issues, gender-responsive approaches, human rights-based responses and innovative and integrated solutions from an evidence base perspective to these two forms of crime.

  

 

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CTOC/COP/WG.7/2021/1

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CTOC/COP/WG.7/2021/4

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Information Note for Participants

Annotated provisional agenda

Analysis of the impact that the availability of regular channels of migration has on reducing demand for the smuggling of migrants - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

   

How to strengthen the capacity to prosecute cases of smuggling of migrants - Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

 

Background papers of the Working Group on the Smuggling of Migrants since its first meeting - Thematic compendium prepared by the Secretariat

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Panellist Presentations

Panellist

Guillermina BENITO

Head, Early Detection of Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Persons, National Directorate of Migration. (Argentina)

 

 

Agenda Item 2
Analysis of the impact that the availability of regular channels of migration has in reducing demand for the smuggling of migrants

 

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Danielle HICKMAN

Trial Attorney of U.S. Department of Justice (United States of America)

 

 

Joziel BRITO DE BARROS

Federal Police Commissioner, Head of the Trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants Unit, Federal police, Ministry of Justice and Public Security (Brazil)

 

 

 

Agenda Item 3

How to strengthen the capacity to prosecute migrant smuggling cases

 

 

 

How to strengthen the capacity to prosecute migrant smuggling cases

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Other Relevant Documentation

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Report of the meeting of the Working Group on the Smuggling of Migrants held in Vienna on 8 and 9 September 2020

Index of recommendations adopted by the Working Group on Smuggling of Migrants at its first five meetings. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

Recommendations adopted by the Working Group on the Smuggling of Migrants at its first five meetings. Background paper prepared by the Secretariat

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