Symposium – Trafficked Persons – invisible or bearer of rights?

As member of the platform against exploitation and human trafficking FREE is co-organising the Symposium on 6th November at Juridicum in Vienna.

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08:30–09:00 Registration

09:00–09:15 Welcome by the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Paul Oberhammer (invited) and the Chairperson of the Platform against Exploitation and Human Trafficking, Mag.a Katharina Beclin

09:15–10:15 4 inputs on various forms of exploitation in the context of human trafficking, indicators of exploitation and possibilities for identification; LEFÖ-IBF, MEN VIA, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, SOLWODI Short video “open your eyes”

10:15–10:45 Questions and discussion

10:45–11:15 Coffee break 11:45–11:45 Statement by the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator Dr. Myria Vassiliadou

11:45–12:30 Information displays by NGOs that support trafficked persons or have broad expertise regarding the phenomena of trafficking in human beings and its prevention. ECPAT, Footprint, Herzwerk, Hope for the Future, IOM, LEFÖ-IBF, lightup, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights, MEN VIA und SOLWODI

12:30–13:30 Buffet lunch

13:30–15:30 Podium “Identification of presumably trafficked persons and access to rights without prosecution?” Dr. Myria Vassiliadou on European minimum standards regarding the identification, rights and support of trafficked persons Marc Hulst, Programme Coordinator, IOM Mission to Georgia on identification of trafficked persons and the role of non-State actors in Georgia Expert from the Netherlands on the implementation of a temporary regulation (pilot) establishing a multi-disciplinary trafficking victim’s identification board (invited) Mag.a Katharina Beclin, Chairperson of the Platform against Exploitation and Human Trafficking on the first outline serving as a basis of discussion to improve the situation of potential victims of human trafficking in Austria

15:30–16:00 Coffee break

16:00–16:45 Discussion on podium and with participants

16:45–17:00 Summary, Outlook and Farewell


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