On the 5th October Specialist Policing Consultancy were invited to take part and deliver expert presentations at a Trafficking in Human Beings Round Tabel on behalf of DCAF, the ILO and the Canton of Geneva Police.
The event was opened by Monsieur Jean Marc Guinchrd, 1ère vice-président du Grand Conseil, Genève and Madame Beate Andrees, Chief, ILO Fundamental Principles and Right at Work Branch.
The event was attended by police, government, NGO members from across Switzerland and other EU member states.
Bernie Gravett gave a presentation on ‘Trafficking for forced criminality (European Trends and Examples). He led the afternoon session and the presentation was followed by an open exchange of questions and information.
The day was a great success and elements will be included in the DCAF report which will be available at: http://www.dcaf.ch/Programmes/Asylum-Migration-and-Counter-Trafficking-in-Human-Beings
DCAF is an international foundation established in 2000 on the initiative of the Swiss Confederation, as the 'Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces'. DCAF contributes to enhancing security sector governance (SSG) through security sector reform (SSR). The Centre’s work to support effective, efficient security sectors which are accountable to the state and its citizens is underpinned by the acknowledgement that security, development and the rule of law are essential preconditions for sustainable peace. DCAF is guided by the principles of neutrality, impartiality, gender sensitivity and local ownership as the basis for supporting legitimate, sustainable reform processes. DCAF is based in Geneva with permanent offices in Beirut, Brussels, Ljubljana, Ramallah and Tunis. The Centre has over 140 staff from more than 30 countries.
DCAF CH is at La Maison de la Paix Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2E Case Postale 1360, CH - 1211 Genève 1 Switzerland.
International Labour Organisation (ILO)
The ILO was created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, to reflect the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if it is based on social justice. The driving forces for ILO's creation arose from security, humanitarian, political and economic considerations. Underlying the ILO’s work is the importance of cooperation between governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations in fostering social and economic progress.
The ILO aims to ensure that it serves the needs of working women and men by bringing together governments, employers and workers to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes.