Mr. Dimitrijs Trofimovs, National Co

National Rapporteurs on THB/Equivalent
Mechanisms in addressing THB (NREMs).
Institutional framework.
Mr. Dimitrijs Trofimovs
National Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Being, Latvia
21-22 May 2014
• 1. Latvian Institutional Framework for National Coordination
Mechanism (Equivalent Mechanism) in addressing trafficking
in persons.
• 2. Challenges
• 3. Concrete impacts and results on the effective
implementation of anti-trafficking policies and legislation
Public Private Partnership/Latvian Institutional Framework (I)
(interior, welfare, justice,
education, health,
Institutional Framework (II)
• The main Coordination Fora:
Interinstitutional Working Group which is based on
formal mandate with tasks prescribed by Prime
• Conducted by the Ministry of the Interior (Director of
the Sectoral Policy Department is a Head of Working
Group and is a National Co-ordinator).
• Coordination is realised on:
• strategic level;
• operational level (ad hoc meetings and discussions)
Institutional Framework (III)
• Main tasks of Working Group:
• Coordination of the implementation of National
Strategy for the Prevention of Trafficking in
Human Beings 2014-2020;
• Data collection (policy planning and policy
implementation which is based on evidences);
• Reporting;
• Trend analysis;
• Identification of challenges;
• Identification and sharing of best practises;
THB development planning principles
according to Development Planning System Law
1. the principle of interest co-ordination
2. the participation principle
3. the co-operation principle
4. the principle of financial possibilities
5. the principle of openness
6. the principle of monitoring and assessment
7. the principle of subsidiarity
8. the principle of coherence in development planning and drawing up of
regulatory enactments
• 9. the principle of balanced development
Coordination Mechanism
and political awareness
• Is it important which governement institution
or ministry is responsible for THB policy
planning and coordination?
Challenges/dilemmas/impacts of effective
implementation of anti-THB policy
• 1. Effective Equivalent Mechanism
• 2. Awareness building.
• 3. To strength the role of PPP.
• 4. Appropriate and effective national referral mechanism which acting in
the best interests of victims (social rehabilitation services, legal aid,
compensation, education, access to labour market, medical treatment,
reflection period, special protection).
• 5. Fast reaction by legislative intruments.
Latvian NREM
3rd level – Services
2nd level 1st level -
Identification of victims needs and
recognition of identified victim by police
or NGO
Identification of victims on first line
(Identification procedure:
(Police, natioanl and foreign NGOs,
consular officials, social services, border
1. By a decision of the performer of the
criminal procedure;
2. By a statement of a law enforcement
institution (national or foreign);
3. By the assessment report of the
Commission of experts)
State funded social rehabilitation course:
Social rehabilitation services for THB
victims are not exceeding 180 daysl;
5 specialists consultations after
rehabilitation course;
Support within criminal procedeeing not
exceeding 150 hours;
5 specialists consultations for family
members of minor victim.
In addition reintegration (education,
access to labour market), reflection
period, special protection).
• Thank you!
Mr. Dimitrijs Trofimovs
Director of the Sectoral Policy Department
Ministry of the Interior, Latvia
[email protected]
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