IDLO is working with the European Union’s EUROsociAL program to strengthen access to justice for victims of trafficking. We are assisting Chile’s Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to coordinate orientation services and legal assistance in order to protect and empower the most vulnerable. IDLO has drafted a protocol involving, among others, the Chilean Ministry of the Interior and the Prosecutor's office: it enables various institutions to offer a coherent, efficient response to the phenomenon of trafficking.
Human trafficking is antithetical to the rule of law: the practice constitutes one of the most acute challenges to rights and dignity. Often a corollary of extreme inequality, human trafficking is concentrated in developing countries, with victims targeted both for domestic enslavement and smuggling across borders. Although human trafficking is outlawed by several international treaties and conventions, national legislations are frequently patchy, and enforcement weak. Even when this is not so, experience suggests traffickers remain one step ahead.
Building capacity in the justice sector is therefore important, but not always sufficient. We believe the best results combine institutional work with tackling the phenomenon at grassroots level – both empowering the victims of trafficking, and educating communities to resist it.
Iniciativa en Chile para combatir la trata de personas
Se realiza taller de capacitación sobre trata de personas en el marco de EUROsociAL II
El Ministerio de Justicia de Chile con apoyo del Programa EUROSOCIAL II, a través de la asistencia técnica de International Development Law Organization – IDLO, se encuentra ejecutando un proyecto que tiene por objeto promover el acceso al Derecho de las víctimas del delito de trata de personas recientemente incorporado en el Código Penal chileno.