Counter-Trafficking Cooperation in Belgium

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Counter-Trafficking Cooperation in Belgium

National Practices

Counter-Trafficking

Cooperation in Belgium

Patsy Sörensen

Director, Payoke NGO

UNGIFT Final Conference - March 2009 Vienna


Agenda

⌖ The Belgian Counter Trafficking

Strategy

⌖ The Belgian Stakeholder

Cooperation Model

⌖ Collaboration and TRP

⌖ Results of cooperation

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Belgian Counter-Trafficking Strategy

Prevention

- Identifying victim

- Doing risk

assessment

In-depth

investigations

Victim cooperation

Prosecution

Protection

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Collaboration: The Key Actors

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

INTERDEPARTMENTAL COORDINATION UNIT

MINISTRY

OF

JUSTICE

MINISTRY

OF

THE INTERIOR

MINISTRY

OF

EMPLOYMENT

MINISTRY

of

SOCIAL SECURITY

•Board of Prosecutors

General

•Service for

Criminal Policy

•Expertise network

of the Board of

Prosecutors General

Policy

Department

Policy

Department

Policy

Department

•Federal Office

of the

Public Prosecutor

•State Security

• Central Service

of the Federal Police,

Directorate-General

of Criminal

Investigation

•Immigration Service

Social

Inspection

Services

Social

Inspection

Services

NGOS

Payoke

Pag-asa

Sürya

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Strategy into Practice

Police

and Judicial

Authorities

Specialized NGOs

(Payoke)

Foreigner’s

Office

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Collaboration and TRP

No?

Refer to other

services

Valid?

Presumed

Victim?

3 month permit (declaration

of arrival: police& judicial

investigations

45 day:

Reflection

Period

Average

Duration

of

Process:

2-3 Years

Shelter

Social Partner: CAW (Centrum voor

Algemeen Welzijnswerk) De Terp

( the Centre for Social Well Being )

6 month

renewable: If

victim and

investigation

Unlimited

Duration:

permanent

residency on

humanitarian

grounds

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Referred New Cases – 2008

Federal police 29

Local police 17

Social services 6

Lawyers 5

Other specialised centres 13

Shelters for illegal migrants/ refugees 5

Social Inspection 1

Citizens 3

Victims 6

Total 85

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Contact Information

Payoke NGO

Leguit 4

2000 Antwerp

Belgium

T: 32 3 201 16 90

F: 32 3 233 23 24

admin@payoke.be

www.payoke.be

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