International Development Law Organization

Assisting Trafficking Victims in Chile

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. Services are provided through the Corporaciones de Asistencia Judicial (CAJ), the government-backed legal aid offices, which supply guidance, legal assistance, advocacy and comprehensive care for victims. We have also contributed to improving the expertise of CAJ legal personnel and other staff, including exposing them to international best practices (in Spain).