Expert Group Initiatives

Under the UN.GIFT, various Expert Group Initiatives (EGIs) have started with the aim of developing practical tools (products) that will assist governments, the civil society, the business community, the international community and other relevant actors in preventing trafficking, protecting victims and bringing criminals to justice.

The EGIs are steered and implemented by the international organizations members of the UN.GIFT Steering Committee. The material produced through the EGIs will provide tools in support of such activities as needs assessments, capacity building, data collection, victim support and protection.

 

Title of the EGI

Lead Organization

Tool / Manual

1. Legislative Assessment Tools

UNODC

  • A model law to combat human trafficking in persons
  • A legislative checklist

Downloads
View Model Law

Expert Group Meeting: Oct-07

Expected Outcome: Apr-09

2. Advanced Training Manual for Law Enforcement, Judges, Prosecutors

UNODC

  • Advanced Training for Law Enforcement, Judges and Prosecutors, Trainers Notes Manual

Downloads
View final manual

Expert Group Meetings: Jul-07 and Nov-07

Expected Outcome: Aug-09

3. NGO/Law Enforcement Model Cooperation Agreement
'Guiding Principles On Memoranda Of Understanding Between Key Stakeholders And Law Enforcement Agencies On Counter-Trafficking Cooperation'

IOM

  • Models of cooperation agreements (NGO and police, labour inspectors and police)
  • Principles and guidelines on cooperation

Downloads
View Guiding Principles
Conference Materials

Expert Group Meetings: 26-27 Jan-09; final conference Mar-09

Expected Outcome: Mar-09

4. Caring for Trafficked Persons: Guidance for Health Providers

IOM

  • Guidelines on minimal standards for the management of health consequences of trafficking

Downloads
Guidance for Health Providers

Expert Group Meetings: Feb-08, Aug-08

Expected Outcome: 2nd quarter 2009

5. Supply Chain Management
'Combating forced labour: A handbook for employers and business'

ILO

  • Toolkit including electronic and printed guidance material, checklists and guidance notes for business actors

Downloads
View final handbook

Expert Group Meetings: Mar-08, Aug-08

Expected Outcome: Jul-08

6. Law Enforcement First Aid Kit

UNODC

  • Small pocket sized guide for non-specialized law enforcement on how to deal with trafficking, identify and treat victims

Expert Group Meetings: 27-29 May-09

Expected Outcome: Apr-09

7. Child Trafficking

ILO/UNICEF

  • Training manual to fight trafficking in children for labour, sexual and other forms of exploitation

Downloads
View final manual

Expert Group Meetings: May-08, 3-4 Jul-08, presented on Nov-08

Expected Outcome: Mar-09

8. Rapid needs assessment toolkit on the criminal justice response to trafficking in persons

UNODC

  • Assessment Toolkit on the Criminal Justice Response to Human Trafficking

Expert Group Meetings: Oct-08

Expected Outcome: Aug-09

9. Rights of Victims of Human Trafficking

UNHCHR

  • Handbook for Implementation of the UN Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking

Expert Group Meetings: tbd

Expected Outcome: tbd

10. Decreasing vulnerability to trafficking in persons as an effective tool to prevent the crime and human rights violations

OSCE

  • Analysis of the business and socio-economic causes of THB in order to decrease vulnerabilities to THB and to better prevent the crime

Expert Group Meetings: tbd

Expected Outcome: Sep-09