Germany - Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights

Report
Coordination of Anti-Trafficking Responses and
cooperation with Civil Society in Germany
The Federal Working Group: Trafficking in Persons
Issues to be covered
l The Federal System
l The role of the Federal Government
l The role of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior
Citizens, Women and Youth
l The Federal Working Group Trafficking in Persons
l Civil Society – KOK e.V.
l The Telephone Helpline “Violence against Women”
l Challenges for the future
The Federal System
16 Länder
Länder are responsible
for e.g.
• Police
• Provision of support
system
• Administration of social
law, residence law
• Courts (prosecution,
judges)
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Federal Government
cannot fulfill these tasks
(German Constitution)
The role of the Federal Government
l Legislative initiatives (Federal law breaks Länder law)
in the areas of legislative competence defined in the
constitution, e.g.
– Penal law
– Migration law
– Labour law
l The Federal Government is therefore responsible for
setting the legal framework
The role of the Federal Ministry for Family
Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Coordinating Ministry on the
Federal Level for antitrafficking policy measures
Manager of the Federal
Working Group “Trafficking
in Persons”
Responsible for support
system to extent of federal
competence, e.g.
Responsible for measures to
fight violence against women
Action Plan II of the Federal
Government to combat
violence against women,
which includes measures
against trafficking in women
.
.
Action Plans in the area of
combatting sexual
exploitation of children
Members of The Federal Working Group:
Trafficking in Persons (founded in 1997)
Civil Society
• KOK e.V. (German NGO network against
trafficking in women and violence against
migrant women)
• German Institute for Human Rights
• Co-ordination group of the German
Welfare Organisations represented by the
Diakonische Werk
Technical
conferences of the
Länder Ministries of
• Interior
• Labour and social affairs
• Justice
• Gender Equality
Federal Ministries and Offices
• Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and
Youth (manager)
• Interior
• Justice
• Foreign Affairs
• Economic Cooperation and Development
• Labour and Social Affairs
• Federal Criminal Police
Tasks of the Federal Working Group
Trafficking in Women
continuous exchange
of information on the
numerous activities
going on in the
Federal Laender and
in the national and
international bodies,
elaboration of
recommendations
and, if appropriate,
joint campaigns to
combat trafficking.
analysis of the
concrete problems in
combating trafficking
in women,
The BKA (Federal Criminal Police) Annual Situation
Report Trafficking in Persons (since 1994):
A major source of information on trends
Purpose
• Provide a compact summary
of current information on
and developments within
the field of human
trafficking
• Enable police and political
decision makers to assess
the threat and changing
patterns in trafficking in
human beings
• Thus enable decision makers
to base policies on facts and
focus on urgent necessities
Methodology
• based on the offences in
the German Criminal Code
• Sections relevant are:
• § 232 StGB Trafficking for
the purpose of sexual
exploitation
• § 233 StGB Trafficking for
the purpose of
exploitation of labor
• Since 2005 report draws
exclusively on concluded
investigations
German nationwide activist coordination
group combatting trafficking in women
and violence against women in the
process of migration
German NGO network and
coordination office against
trafficking in human beings
37 member organizations
(representing all service providing
organizations in Germany in the
area of trafficking in persons)
A unique network representing a
broad variety of different groups,
including faith-based
organizations and sex workers
rights groups
KOK transforms the experiences
from grass root counselling
centers into political strategies
Informs policy makers, scientists,
civil society, governmental and
intergovernmental stakeholders
on the complexity of antitrafficking policies and
guarantees knowledge transfers
at different levels
Funded by the Federal
Government to have one partner
to interact on the NGO side and
get independent specialist
knowledge from the practical
field
Violence Against Women
Support Hotline
• support for all forms of gender based
violence
• 24/7
• free of charge
• confidential & anonymously
• specialized female staff
• accessible to people with disabilities
and use of interpreters
www.hilfetelefon.de
Challenges in the future
l Continuously check whether the system fulfills the
requirements of the EU Anti Trafficking Directive
36/2011
l Continuously check whether the actors in the field of
trafficking change – new partners needed?
Thank you very much for your attention
Any questions?
Dr. Birgit Schweikert
Head of division403 „Protecting Women from violence “
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
Glinkastr. 24
D- 10117 Berlin
[email protected]
[email protected]
Nicole Zündorf-Hinte
[email protected]

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