The role of the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit
The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit was established in February 2008 and has overall responsibility for co-ordinating anti-trafficking policies in Ireland.
Among its key activities are the:
- Development and delivery of a new National Action Plan in consultation with other key stakeholders including Government Agencies and Civil Society organisations.
- Co-ordination of issues relating to trafficking for:
Forced Criminal Activity
Removal of Organs
- Promotion of awareness concerning the recognition and needs of victims of human trafficking and the services available to adult - Read more and child victims – Read more
- Co-ordination of a Data Collection Strategy to understand the nature and extent of human trafficking in Ireland.
Second National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking in Ireland
The Tánaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Frances Fitzgerald TD, launched Ireland’s Second National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking on 17th October 2016. The plan contains 65 actions designed to crackdown on individuals and gangs involved in the crime, to support victims, to raise public-awareness, and to enhance training for those likely to encounter victims.
A copy of the Plan is available at the following link: Second National Action Plan to Prevent and Combat Human Trafficking in Ireland
The Executive Summary is also available here: Second National Action Plan [Executive Summary]
The Anti-Human Trafficking Unit is leading an all-Ireland multi-agency EU funded awareness raising REACH Project on human trafficking
Further information can be found on Blue Blindfold - the dedicated anti-trafficking website
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