GRETA welcomes Azerbaijan’s steps taken to combat trafficking in human beings

GRETA welcomes Azerbaijan’s steps taken to combat trafficking in human beings

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 23

By Sabina Ahmadova - Trend:

The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) has published today its first evaluation report on Azerbaijan.

In its report, GRETA welcomed the steps taken by Azerbaijan to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, including the adoption of anti-trafficking legislation and national action plans, as well as the appointment of a national co-ordinator and a working group on combating trafficking, according to the website of the Council of Europe.

The report highlights the initiatives taken to raise public awareness of human trafficking.

GRETA stresses that the role and input of NGOs and other relevant stakeholders, such as labor inspectors and medical staff, in identifying victims of trafficking should be reinforced by formalizing their involvement in the national referral mechanism.

The authorities need to ensure that safe accommodation and other assistance measures are provided to victims regardless of whether they co-operate with the investigation, according to the report.

GRETA also stresses that victims should be systematically informed about the possibility of obtaining compensation and their access to it should be ensured.

Finally, GRETA calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to strengthen their efforts to ensure that crimes related to trafficking are proactively investigated and prosecuted promptly and effectively.

The report highlights the need for further training and specialization of judges, prosecutors and police investigators.

It should be noted that prior to drawing up its evaluation report, GRETA held consultations with the relevant authorities and non-governmental and international organisations active in the field of combating trafficking in human beings in Azerbaijan.

The recommendations addressed to the Azerbaijani government will be considered on the basis of GRETA's report.

Spain's daily coronavirus death toll drops to a handful
Spain's daily coronavirus death toll drops to a handful
Italy records 111 new coronavirus deaths, 416 new cases
Italy records 111 new coronavirus deaths, 416 new cases
EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with WHO
EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with WHO
Loading Bars
Latest
Trump calls for delay in Group of 7 meeting, seeks expansion
Los Angeles declares curfew after four days of protests
Trump calls Floyd death 'grave tragedy,' decries violent protests in Florida speech
National Guard troops sent to Atlanta; city invokes curfew
Crew Dragon in orbit after historic launch
Federal officer killed guarding courthouse near protest
COVID-19 cases in Israel surpass 17,000
WHO reports single-day increase in coronavirus cases by over 116,000
Moscow registers 69 coronavirus-related deaths in past 24 hours
Coronavirus cases surpass 6 mln globally
Spain's daily coronavirus death toll drops to a handful
Two gunmen killed in counterterrorism operation in Ingushetia
Azerbaijan increases import of cars from Turkey
Turkey's daily coronavirus cases remain below 1,000 with 26 new deaths
Italy records 111 new coronavirus deaths, 416 new cases
Azerbaijan discloses number of coronavirus tests
EU urges U.S. to reconsider decision to cut ties with WHO
Britain at a very dangerous moment in the pandemic, health official says
COVID-19 deaths in Netherlands rise by 20
Magnitude-5.4 earthquake rattles southern Philippines
Iranian minister announces number of renewable energy power plants under construction
Azerbaijan Micro-finance Association supports female entrepreneurs affected by COVID-19
2,355 new COVID-19 infections detected in Qatar, total 55,262
Iran's Aghajari Oil & Gas Production Company introduces LBV technology
Azerbaijan confirms 257 new COVID-19 cases
Iran eyes to review gas export contracts
Turkmenistan decreases import of ready-made clothing from Turkey
Iran's stock market grows with inflation
Turkey's export of steel to Uzbekistan down by over half
Iran gov't to transfer shares of 20 companies to Social Security Organization
Data on cargo transshipment through Turkish port of Aliaga disclosed
Kazakhstan reduces import of cars from Turkey
Kazakhstan's import of Turkish defense products heavily down
Japan supports sustainable development of Uzbekistan
Russia’s Asian-Pacific Bank to supply its silver bullion to Kazakhstan
Volume of wheat purchased in Iran's Fars province increases
Cargo deliveries from Georgia to Turkey climb
Kazakhstan's oil extracting company opens tender for equipment overhaul
Revenue of Kazakhstan’s largest oil pipeline company plummets in 1Q2020
Turkish ministry discloses number of oil exploration wells drilled in 2019
Uzbek-Korean JV opens tender for procurement of MTR for pumps
Georgia reports 11 new coronavirus cases
Plane of Kazakhstan's private airline bursts into fire
Kazakhstan's KazTransOil to allocate entire income to pay dividends
Iranian Offshore Oil Company repairs floating processing terminal
Iran's export transportation fees tripled
Iran to sell domestically produced cars via profit-sharing scheme, lottery
Yandex registers as taxpayer in Uzbekistan
Largest in CIS solar plant commissioned in Kazakhstan's Akmola
Georgia ranks third in gas prices
Iran investing heavily in expanding national internet network
Kazakhstan adopts law on imported goods traceability mechanism
Kazakhstan’s uranium fields exploring venture to buy filters via tender
Iran cuts import of electrical goods from Turkey
Azerbaijan Mikro-Kredit NBCO's assets marginally up
Iran spends less foreign currency on car manufacturing
Iran discloses COVID-19 statistics for May 30
Azerbaijan's NBCO faces heavy drop in profit in 2019
Governor of Central Bank of Iran promises to gradually get rid of chronic inflation
Azerbaijan may introduce COVID-19 passport after resuming flights
Rouhani: It is not possible to return to pre-coronavirus conditions soon
Value of foreign trade via customs of Iran's Mazandaran Province increases
Leading Azerbaijani bank reduces payment card fees during COVID-19 pandemic
Azerbaijani oil grows in price
Azerbaijan's Azeltech eyes testing new drones
USAID interested in expanding co-op with Uzbekistan
Cargo transportation from Turkmenistan to Turkey slips
FINСA Azerbaijan NBCO's total assets triple
Turkish ministry bans engineering company from participating in ETI MADEN I.G.M.'s tenders
Iran's Esfahan Oil Refining Company announces savings due to import substitution
First Free Economic Zone of Uzbekistan talks its achievements
Georgian National Bank reveals official exchange rate of lari in April
Iran's Khodro cancels prepayment for its lottery sales
Sales value of National Iranian Copper Industry Company increases
Volume of cargo transshipment from Germany via Turkish ports revealed
Uzbekistan reports rise in coronavirus cases
Share of population under absolute poverty line slightly decreases in Georgia
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 29 times
Iran Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale May 30
Georgia's import of electrical goods from Turkey shrinks
Uzbekistan to construct BMX track
Turkey announces volume of cargo transshipped via its ports from Italy
Iranian airlines to receive coronavirus-related relief loan in June
Cargo transshipment volumes from Belgium via Turkish ports disclosed
Iranian currency rates for May 30
Armenian architect admits: Previously, Armenians didn't live in Yerevan (VIDEO)
Uzbek holding to assemble agricultural machinery in Kazakhstan
Gazprom says price of natural gas for Georgia to remain unchanged
FAO designs projects aimed at overcoming COVID-19 consequences in Azerbaijan
Minneapolis imposes mandatory curfew amid unrest
S. Africa reports record daily increase in COVID-19 cases
China reports four new coronavirus cases for May 29
Hundreds in New York protest over George Floyd's death
Brazilian Economy Ministry predicts greater GDP decline in second quarter
5.2-magnitude quake hits Whitianga of New Zealand
Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe up by over 107,000 in past day
Trump says terminating U.S. relationship with World Health Organization over virus
Brazil sets new record for daily COVID-19 infections
Singapore reports 611 COVID-19 cases
Turkey reports 1,182 COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours
All news