Handbook for parliamentarians: The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Rosario Pardo

This handbook is intended as a practical tool for all parliamentarians and people involved in fighting trafficking in human beings. It suggests working approaches for all of us who want to promote the convention and gives us concrete tools to combat this scourge. It comprises an outline of the phenomenon of trafficking, a description of the main provisions of the convention – concerning the prevention of trafficking, the protection of victims and the prosecution of traffickers – and a series of questions and answers. To enable you to have at your disposal some practical references, the handbook cites examples of legislation as a guide, without prejudice to the assessment of this legislation by the Group of Experts against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), the monitoring mechanism set up under the convention.