Council of Europe - Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CoE-GRETA)
http://www.coe.int/t/dghl/monitoring/trafficking/default_en.asp
Source description last updated: 18 September 2013
In brief: The Group of Experts against Trafficking in Human Beings (CoE-GRETA), is a body of the Council of Europe composed of independent experts monitoring the implementation of the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.
Coverage on ecoi.net:
Evaluation Reports.
Covered weekly on ecoi.net, for countries of priorities A-C.
Mission/Mandate/Objectives:
CoE-GRETA “shall monitor the implementation of the Convention [on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings] by the parties. GRETA shall do so in conformity with the procedure laid down in article 38 of the Convention and the Rules on the evaluation procedure of the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings by the parties”. (CoE - Council of Europe: Internal rules of procedure of the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) Secretariat, p.3, 2009)
Funding:
“The Council of Europe’s total budget for 2013 totals € 404 million, and is financed mainly by the member states.” (CoE: Budget, undated)
Scope of reporting:
Geographic: parties to the Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
Thematic: trafficking in human beings
Methodology:
The procedure of drafting reports is “divided into cycles. At the beginning of each cycle GRETA will autonomously define the provisions to be monitored and determine the most appropriate means to carry out the evaluation. This is likely to commence by requesting the Parties to complete a questionnaire which would then be followed up with additional requests for information. If GRETA considers it necessary it may also request information from civil society and/or organise country visits in order to obtain more information. When GRETA has received all the necessary information it will prepare its draft report which will be sent to the Party concerned for comments. When the comments have been received GRETA will prepare its final report and conclusions which will be sent at the same time to the Party concerned and the Committee of the Parties. GRETA’s final report together with the Party’s comments will be made public and is not subject to modification by the Committee of the Parties. The Committee of the Parties may adopt recommendations indicating the measures to be taken by the Party concerned to implement GRETA’s conclusions, if necessary setting a date for submitting information on their implementation, and promoting cooperation to ensure the proper implementation of the Convention.” (CoE: Action against Trafficking in Human Beings; The monitoring procedure, undated)
Language(s) of publications:
English, French
Further reading / links:
CoE: Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings CETS No.: 197, undated
 
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