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Expert Conference “Preventing and combating trafficking in human beings: Reducing prostitution and sexual exploitation”, Pilsen, Czech Republic

Category
Event
Date(s)
Subject
Trafficking in human beings & migration-related crime

Description

The main purpose of the conference was to share knowledge and to exchange information about the good practices and experience in preventative measures in single countries of Europe and USA concerning existing problems

Summary

Combating Trafficking in Human Beings was one of the Czech Republic’s highest priorities in the area of justice and home affairs, with a direct connection to the motto of the Czech Presidency – “Open and secure Europe”.

The main topics of the conference were:

  1. Combating Trafficking in Human Beings in the area of sexual exploitation
  2. Preventative activities – campaign, street work, consulting services etc.
  3. Good/best practices in single countries of Europe (Austria, Finland, Great Britain, Sweden) and USA concerning existing problems of THB
  4. Presentation of the Czech preventive measures in THB
  5. Legislative measures, implementation of the law focused on the prostitution and reducing demand for sexual services in European and American dimensions

The conference was of particular interest of law enforcement officers and agencies, public officials, NGOs, researchers, stakeholders and practitioners. The participation was limited to 3 - 4 persons per country.

The conference took part on 3rd June 2009 in Congress Centre Parkhotel Pilsen. The organisers provided free local transport from/to Prague airport/railway-station, as well as refreshments during the conference day.

Information

Added on
21 Apr 2009
Origin
Governments
Type
Conference
Venue description

Congress Centre Parkhotel
Pilsen, Czech Republic

Organizer
Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic
Participants
Experts, Government officials, International organizations, Law enforcement officers, NGOs
Keywords
sexual exploitation, prostitution
Rights
Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic