Jul 2012 - Nomination of Irish candidates for election to GRETA
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The Minister for Justice and Equality, Mr Alan Shatter, T.D., is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced persons for consideration for nomination to the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA).
Jul 2010 - Ireland Ratifies the Council of Europe Convention on Action against THB
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The Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D, announced that Ireland has ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, following the deposit of Ireland's instruments of ratification with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
Jun 2010 - UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime and Human Trafficking Protocol
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The Minister for Justice and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern, T.D. has announced that Ireland has ratified the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crime (known as the Palermo Convention) and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children.
Dec 2009 - Ahern welcomes Romanian Court Case on Human Trafficking
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The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., welcomed cooperation between An Garda Síochána and the Romanian authorities which has enabled convictions for people trafficking offences to be secured in Romania.
Oct 2008 - Launch of Blue Blindfold Campaign ^ Back to top
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The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Dermot Ahern T.D., together with Mr. Fachtna Murphy, Commissioner of An Garda Síochána launched an awareness raising campaign in relation to trafficking in human beings. The campaign has a threefold purpose
· to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking with the public and relevant public sector personnel
· to appeal to the public and public sector personnel to report any suspicions anonymously to the Gardaí either through Crimestoppers at 1800 25 00 25 or via a dedicated email address called firstname.lastname@example.org
· to discourage the demand for the services of victims of sexual and labour exploitation.