This conference is targeted at criminal court judges and public prosecutors.
It aims to aid judges’ and public prosecutors’ understanding of victims and to optimise the way in which persons affected by trafficking in human beings are dealt with. Practical solutions to problems in criminal proceedings will be discussed.
The conference will look at the phenomenon of human trafficking as well as the victim’s role in investigation proceedings and criminal proceedings (psychological background and the effects of victims’ experiences on their capacity to give testimony; dealing with victims in witness examinations). Subsequently, the statutory position regarding the combating of human trafficking and practical questions concerning the conduct of criminal proceedings for human trafficking will be discussed (mutual legal assistance, cooperation with non-governmental organisations, victim protection).