On 26th of January in Minsk was held a round table on harmonization of national legislation in the counter-trafficking area in the compliance with the Council of Europe recently ratified of the Republic of Belarus.
Obviously, improvement of the national legislation and harmonize with the international standards is one of the most effective measures in terms of enhancement of the whole counter-trafficking system and is a fisrt step of implementation of the international acts.
Round table participants were representatives of different state agencies and public associations, which ensured appliance of the multi-disciplinary approach.
The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the document with recommendation on harmonization of the national legislation in the field of combating trafficking in human beings, as well as to discuss conclusions and certain clauses.
The round table became a great opportunity to exchange views and comments to share suggestions to be incorporated into the final document.
Before moving to discussions, Tatiana Fomina, the international expert of “La Strada” (Moldova), gave detailed review of the international acts and their interrelation. She also described possible transfer of main concepts of the international law to the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.