(Beirut-Institute of Judicial Studies 04-05 July, 2017)
Within the objective of enhancing the capacity of the Lebanese judiciary to fight trafficking in persons crime, a training workshop was organized for a group of trainee judges on the 4th and 5th of July 2017 at the Institute of Judicial Studies, Beirut.
The opening session was attended by high level participants, namely the Minister of Justice Mr. Salim Jreissaty; the President of the Higher Judicial Council, Judge Jean Fahed; the Director General of the Ministry of Justice, Judge Mayssam Noueiry; the President of the Institute of Judicial Studies Judge Nada Dakroub and the Director of the Institute of Judicial Studies Judge Suheil Abboud.
The workshop included presentations on several topics, namely the elements of the human trafficking crime and its distinction from other types of crimes, the domestic and international legislative frameworks of human trafficking, as well as the best practices, the European and international experiences in the field of combatting trafficking in persons crime.
The sessions witnessed deep and interesting discussions, mainly around the elements and indicators of human trafficking, the distinction between human trafficking and other forms of crimes, the protection system of victims and witnesses.