The aim of this expert meeting is to discuss the first draft of the Guidebook and to agree on the next steps for the finalization of the text.
Building on the previous activities undertaken in the area of police-public partnerships, and specifically on the development of the publication “Good Practices in Building Police-Public Partnerships”, the Strategic Police Matters Unit (SPMU), in close co-operation with the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, decided to prepare a Guidebook that would enhance competencies of law enforcement officers and their partners within the community policing structures in early identification of both potential and presumed victims of human trafficking.
Through this activity, the SMPU is trying to explore and enhance the potential of police-private partnerships in the identification of trafficked persons. The Guidebook that is being prepared should provide community policing practitioners with clear guidance for the identification of trafficked persons and to serve as a basis for multiagency cooperation between law enforcement agencies, public institutions and civil society in identification of potential and presumed victims of trafficking in human beings.
The meeting will be attended by national experts nominated by respective Delegations, by experts nominated by the OSCE field operations and by representatives of international and non-governmental organisations.