Transnational Collaborations

EU Network of National Rapporteurs and Equivalent Mechanisms against trafficking in human beings

As from 2021, the Human Rights Initiatives Unit acted as the National Rapporteur or Equivalent Mechanism on matters related to Human Trafficking. It has represented the Human Rights Directorate on several international events organised by the EU Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.


Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

The Human Rights Initiatives Unit attended a discussion forum organised by the OSCE in Malta in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade (MFET), on the prevention of trafficking for labour exploitation in supply chains with a special focus on the role of the government, private sector and current legislative developments in the EU and globally. 

Practitioners and experts from the OSCE and Malta were invited to contribute to the exchange of views and experiences on the topic in view of the identification of areas for action that may enrich the further dialogue on the topic.



Council of Europe MENA Regional Office in Tunisia

The Council of Europe MENA Region Simulation, conducted for the first time at the regional level, focused on combatting trafficking in human beings in migrant roads. Each of these simulations covered a specific theme with relevant training. 

The regional simulation involved all national and international stakeholders on combatting trafficking in human beings from the 15 participating countries, including Malta, a troupe of actors playing the role of the alleged victims and a group of experts (focal points) in charge of managing the simulation and of evaluating the work of professionals.



Hon Rebecca Buttigieg, Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality at the Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality had addressed the audience with a video-message. She emphasised that “Malta takes the crime of human trafficking very seriously, making it a key priority for our country.

As Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms and Equality, of which human trafficking falls under my responsibility, Malta continues to participate in the fight against the trafficking of individuals focusing primarily on tackling the issues related to migratory roads located in the southern Mediterranean region.”




International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

The Human Rights Directorate and the Anti-Human Trafficking Inter-Ministerial Committee were invited to the launch of the Learning Management System of the Training Institute on Migration Capacity Partnership for the Mediterranean on 18th October at MUZA Valletta. The event was organized by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade (MFET).








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