Press release 143/2014
13 June 2014
A delegation from the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) made an evaluation visit to Finland from 9 to 13 June. This is the first evaluation visit of GRETA to Finland.
The evaluation visit was part of a procedure during which GRETA evaluates the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings in Finland. The Convention entered into force in Finland on 1 September 2012, and the evaluation conducted now is the first concerning Finland. The evaluation began in autumn 2013 with a questionnaire sent by GRETA to Finland. The questionnaire was replied in January 2014.
During its visit, GRETA met with authorities and representatives of civil society both in Helsinki and elsewhere in Finland. Also visited were accommodation facilities for victims of trafficking in human beings.
GRETA will prepare a report in which it evaluates the implementation of the Convention in Finland. The report will be published and submitted to the Committee of the Parties to the Convention.
Additional information: GRETA’s contact person, Legal Officer Satu Sistonen, Unit for Human Rights Courts and Conventions, tel. +358 295 351 789, firstname.lastname@example.org