Specific area: HO - Data Management, IMT - Trafficking in Human Beings
Duration: November 2011 - March 2014
Experts involved: Denmark and Spain
The tri-border area between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay has been recognised as a key hub for human trafficking, mostly for purposes of forced labour and sexual exploitation of children and women. Brazil and Argentina had recently adopted national policies to tackle human trafficking, however, cooperation within the region is essential to increase the capacities for identification of human trafficking cases, and protect victims and prosecute traffickers.
The Ministry of Security of Argentina and the Ministry of Justice of Brazil sent a joint request to MIEUX to support their efforts in better cooperating and exchange information on human trafficking in view of improving the development and implementation of national policies..
Two assessment missions were carried out in the two countries and a comprehensive assessment report was drafted highlighting key takeaways on the level of compatibility between the Argentinean and Brazilian system and recommendations on further improvement of criminal information management.