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Briefing to MEPs in Brussels on Early Legal Intervention

Briefing to MEPs in Brussels on Early Legal Intervention

On the 26th of January the ICI hosted a briefing on early legal intervention in the European Parliament in Brussels.  It was followed by a training session using the ELI toolkit.  Partners attended as well as civil society organisations based in Brussels.  Five members of parliament and other parliament staff also attended.  It was a […]

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ICI hosts international conference on Early Legal Intervention in Dublin

ICI hosts international conference on Early Legal Intervention in Dublin

On January 14th, 2016 the Upholding Rights! ELI International Conference was held in Dublin, successfully hosting more than 120 attendees, including project partners, representatives of the Gardaí and Department of Justice, legal experts, embassy ambassadors, and members of anti-trafficking NGOs. Internationally recognized anti-trafficking advocates presented at the conference, including UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner, Kevin Hyland OBE […]

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Key Speakers for ELI Conference announced

Key Speakers for ELI Conference announced

  #UpholdingRights Early Legal Intervention Conference Dublin, 2016     Parosha Chandran is a world leading, multi award-winning human rights barrister based in London whose work and cases have significantly shaped the development of anti-trafficking law and policy. In July 2015 she received the “Trafficking in Persons Hero Award’’ from US Secretary of State John Kerry […]

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Training using the ELI Toolkit proves popular in Croatia

Training using the ELI Toolkit proves popular in Croatia

The Centre for Women War Victims, Croatia trained 22 people in an all-day training event held in the Ministry of Justice in Zagreb.  The trainers used the ELI Toolkit which was translated to Croatian and feedback was positive from the participants. Case studies and especially the Croatian case studies were found to be most useful […]

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EU must not trample on rights of human trafficking victims

EU must not trample on rights of human trafficking victims

The urgent need to identify, protect and support men, women and children who have fallen into the grips of human traffickers is the subject of a major European conference being hosted by the Immigrant Council of Ireland later this month (Jan 14th 2016). The ‘Upholding Rights’ Conference will be addressed by international experts and frontline […]

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Ireland hosts final national advisory committee (NAC) meeting

Ireland hosts final national advisory committee (NAC) meeting

The Final Meeting of the National Advisor Meeting for the ELI Project took place on the 4th of December in Lord Mayor of Dublin’s Mansion House.   The advisory committee members are experts in the area of human trafficking and key stakeholders. The police, the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit of the Department of Justice, the Legal Aid Board, FLAC […]

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AIRE Centre holds ELI Training in London

AIRE Centre holds ELI Training in London

On the 25th November the AIRE centre in cooperation with the reputable law firms Doughty Street and Leigh Day held their training session using the newly designed ELI Training Toolkit.   Over 70 people attended. The audience was a good mix of legal practitioners, first line responders and some law students and researchers.  The feedback […]

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Partner Meeting in Sofia

Partner Meeting in Sofia

    The penultimate ELI partner meeting was held in Sofia on the   1st and 2nd of October hosted by the Bulgarian partner BGRF.  A roundtable with Bulgarian stakeholders was extremely informative.  Presentations were given by a representative of the National Commission for Combatting Trafficking, a member of parliament, a judge, a representative of the […]

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Immigrant Council of Ireland holds ELI Dissemination Seminar

Immigrant Council of Ireland holds ELI Dissemination Seminar

The Immigrant Council of Ireland held its dissemination seminar in the mansion house in Dublin on the 8th of September.  Attendees included members of the Department of Justice and of the Irish police force as well as from the Health Service Executive. Legal practitioners from the legal aid board as well as solicitors and barristers […]

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Croatian Partner Hosts Second National Advisory Committee Meeting

Croatian Partner Hosts Second National Advisory Committee Meeting

The Croatian ELI partner, the Croatian Centre for Women War Victims held its second national advisory committee meeting in Zagreb on the 8th of September to discuss early legal intervention for victims of trafficking.  Attendees included representatives from the People’s Ombudsman Office, the Ombudsman for Gender Equality office, the Ombudsman for Children office, the Office […]

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