18.09.2014, 11:35

Fifth workshop of the project Use of Joint Investigation Teams (JIT) to fight Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans at the local level – JIT THB WB


Between 16 and 18 September 2014 the fifth workshop of the project Use of Joint Investigation Teams (JIT) to fight Trafficking in Human Beings in the Western Balkans at the local level – JIT THB WB was held in Belgrade. The workshop was organized by JIT THB WB project team consisting of experts from the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior and Police under the direction of Sandi Čurin, M.A.

The purpose of the workshop was to present the concept of Joint Investigation Teams (JIT) to prosecutors and criminal investigators at the local level. Discussed were issues such as when can JITs be employed, how to set up JITs, what is the relevant national and international legislation, which are the possible roles and forms of support from Europol and Euroujust. Participants were involved in a case study in order to obtain practical knowledge regarding the establishment of JITs and to facilitate a more efficient fight against trafficking in human beings. Apart from project team members, speakers at the workshop were internationally recognized experts in this field.

The JIT THB WB project is a continuation of the preceding project "The introduction of the requirements for establishing Joint Investigation Teams (JIT) to fight Trafficking in Human Beings in the South-eastern Europe (JIT THB)", which concluded in June 2013. The current two-year project started in October 2013 with the opening conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. The project, whose carrier is the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia in partnership with the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria, is 95% co-funded by the European Commission's ISEC Programme for prevention and fight against crime.




Project Partners

Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia
Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Bulgaria
Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria
EUROPOL
EUROJUST
Office of the State Prosecutor General of the Republic of Slovenia