On March 15, the Swedish Parliament hosted a seminar on regional cooperation of the police in anti-trafficking work, arranged by the European network Parliamentarians Against Human Trafficking (PAHT).
The seminar attracted MPs, experts and NGOs from several European countries. Johan Linander and André Oktay Dahl, BSPC Rapporteurs on Trafficking in Human Beings, and Maria Stenberg, Nordic Council, participated as facilitators and speakers.
“Trafficking in human beings is an international crime that requires forceful and coordinated international action” Linander said. “Seminars like this enable useful networking and knowledge exchange” Oktay Dahl emphasized.
Stenberg stressed that “it is now necessary to intensify international cooperation and coordination between politicians, experts and NGO´s at all levels”.
PAHT aims at developing a European network of parliamentarians working to combat human trafficking in order to promote and develop cross-border cooperation and mutual understanding.