Representatives of the Nordic Council of Ministers and the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Member States are cordially invited to participate at a Forum on Corporate Responsibility of Businesses: Prevention of Labour Exploitation which will focus on awareness raising of the employers by focusing on trafficking in human beings in a forced labour perspective and discussing exploitation of labour workers, and difference between unsatisfactory working conditions and being a victim of human trafficking by introducing concrete cases from the Nordic and Baltic countries and North-West Russia as well as from other Member States of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. The Forum will take place at the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia in Riga on 6 – 7 June 2019.
The Ministry of the Interior of Latvia with support of the Permanent Secretariat of the Council of the Baltic Sea States hosted the international conference entitled “Human trafficking – a crime with too few convictions and too many victims” under the Latvian Presidency in the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Riga on 21 – 22 February 2019.
Stakeholders discuss national strategies and capacities to identify and assist victims of transnational human trafficking cases
On 18 December 2018 the Ministry of the Interior hosted a National meeting in the framework of the project HOF-BSR “Paving the Way for the Harmonized Operational Framework in the Baltic Sea Region” during which a national inter-institutional mapping exercise was conducted to point out existing strategies and capacities at the national and local level to identify victims of human trafficking, to provide rehabilitation and reintegration assistance with a particular focus on transnational cases of human trafficking.