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Combating human trafficking by strengthening rule of law subject of OSCE meeting in Warsaw

( OSCE) - Government representatives, experts and civil society groups from the OSCE's 56 participating States will gather in Warsaw this week to discuss ways to strengthen the rule of law to combat trafficking in human beings.


The three-day meeting, which starts on Monday, is organized by the Warsaw-based OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, in co-operation with the Irish OSCE Chairmanship.


Working sessions will focus on the primacy of human rights and the rule of law in the fight against human trafficking, ways to promote the effective investigation and prosecution of trafficking cases, challenges faced in providing justice to and protecting the human rights of victims, and addressing the root causes of trafficking.


The meeting will be opened by the ODIHR Director, Ambassador Janez Lenarčič, followed by a keynote address by Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings.