Program of Support and Protection of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Czech Republic
The project's objectives are to ensure elementary protection of the victims' human rights and dignity; to motivate the victims to testify and to help bodies involved in criminal proceedings to investigate, expose, prosecute, and punish the perpetrators of trafficking. The project focus more specifically on trafficking for sexual exploitation.
The Model benefits from close partnership between governmental offices, law enforcement agencies, IOs and NGOs, and is based on the following principles. All identified victims are provided with crisis intervention, and offered participation in the Model. Aliens with illegal status are provided with a short term residence permits. After one month's reflection those that co-operate with the law enforcement agencies are entitled to some additional benefits: their rehabilitation continues, they can take part in vocational training, and they receive legal and social counselling. Those who agree to testify in court are eligible for permanent residence permits.
Ms. Monika Čechová
Ministry of the Interior
The project started in 2003 and is still running.
Last review: January 2018