THE ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC

On approval of the National Action Plan for the years 2014-2018 on Combating trafficking in human beings in Azerbaijan Republic 

 

Directing to the item 32, article 109 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic, in order to to ensure duration of measures taken in the field of combating trafficking in human beings, to improve normative legal base and institutional mechanisms, to increase the efficiency in mutual activities of the state authorities and to ensure execution of international obligations of Azerbaijan Republic in this field, I resolved:

  1. “The National Action Plan for the years 2014-2018 on combatting trafficking in human beings in Azerbaijan Republic” to be approved (attached).
  2. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic to ensure implementation of the measures provided for in the National Action Plan approved by this order together with the relevant executive power authorities.
  3. The Cabinet of Ministers of Azerbaijan Republic to settle the issues arising out from this Order.

 

Ilham Aliyev,

The President of Azerbaijan Republic

 

Baku city, July 24, 2014

 No 667

 

 

 

APPROVED by the order of the president of Azerbaijan Republic dated July 24, 2014, number 667

 

 

 

The National Action Plan for the years 2014-2018 on combatting trafficking in human beings in Azerbaijan Republic

 

  1. Introduction

 

Noting that ensuring the rights and freedoms of humans and citizens, the descent living level for the citizens of the Republic is the supreme goal of the state according to the article 12 of the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic,

As the contitnuation of measures taken in accordance with “the National Action Plan of Azerbaijan Republic on combating trafficking in human beings” dated February 6, 2009,

Directing to the provisions of the international agreements in the field of combating trafficking in human beings that Azerbaijan Republic is the party of,

Taking into account that the crimes of trafficking in human beings seriously endanger the human rights and freedoms, violate the human rights, they are against the freedom and dignity of the personality,

In order to provide the efficient system enabling mutual activities of relevant authorities in combating trafficking in human beings along with the goals defined in the legislation,

Stressing the necessity of publicity measures and cooperation with the civil society institutions in combating trafficking in human beings, and active participation in international events for organization of this fight in the highest level,

Supporting the initiatives implemented in the field of combating trafficking in human beings, the National Action Plan for the years 2014-2018 on combating trafficking in human beings in Azerbaijan Republic (hereinafter referred to as the National Action Plan) is adopted.

 

  1. The Goals and Principles of Implementation of the National Action Plan

 

2.1. The goal of the National Action Plan is to ensure duration of the measures taken in the following directions:

2.1.1. protection of the personality and the society from all forms of trafficking in human beings;

2.1.2. identification and prevention of reasons of traffikicng in human beings, and the cases enabling possibilities for trafficking in human beings;

2.1.3. decrease of the risk of persons becoming the victims of trafficking in human beings, ensuring social protection of vulnerable group of population that might undergo to trafficking in human beings;

2.1.4. identification and prevention of all forms of trafficking in human beings, as well as prevention of their results;

2.1.5. Protection of the victims of trafficking in human beings, ensuring the protection of their rights and social rehabilitation;

2.1.6. creating necessary conditions for improvement of living level of the victims and potential victims of human trafficking;

2.2. the National Action Plan provides for the major duties in achieving the above stated goals (measures), the participation of various authorities in execution of them (executive power authorities, non governmental organizations, international partners and other organizations), coordination of activities of these authorities by the National Coordinator for Combating trafficking in human beings (hereinafter referred to as the National Coordinator) and other measures in the field of combating trafficking in human beings.

2.3. All the organizations combating trafficking in human beings implement the measures defined in the National Action Plan by directing to the following principles:

2.3.1. to prevent discrimination against the victims of human trafficking in the society;

2.3.2. to ensure security of the victims of human trafficking and polite behavior towards them;

2.3.3. inevitability of the punishment for the human trafficking;

2.3.4. implementation of prophylactic measures of legal, political, socio-economic and organizational character;

2.3.5. attraction of non governmental organizations to combating trafficking in human beings;

2.3.6. development of international cooperation in the field of combating trafficking in human beings;

2.3.7. execution of the duties only by being based on the principe of having necessary information.

 

  1. The legislative measures in the field of Combating trafficking in human beings

 

3.1. The legislation in the field of Combating trafficking in human beings consists of the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic, the international agreements that Azerbaijan Republic is the party of, the law of Azerbaijan Republic on “Combating trafficking in human beings” and other legislative acts.

3.2. in order to fulfill the obligations arising out from the international agreements in the field of Combating trafficking in human beings that Azerbaijan Republic joined, as well as the Convention of European Council on “Combating trafficking in human beings”, the relevant legislative acts will be improved by taking into account the international experiences in this field.

3.3. In order to ratify the Convention of European Council on “protection of children from sexual exploitation and sexual harassment” that Azerbaijan Republic joined on November 17, 2008 and to decrease the risk of persons’ becoming the victim of human trafficking, relevant works will be carried out in the direction of strengthening the legal and social protection of the women and children included in the vulnerable group.

3.4. it is supposed to improve the Rules of National Coordination Mechanism in respect to the victims of trafficking in human beings and the Rules (Indicators) for identification of victims of human trafficking“, the Rules for establishment, funding, activities and control over the activities of special institutions for the victims of human trafficking, the Regulations on the foundation for assistance to the victims of human trafficking, “the Program for prevention of social problems enabling the possibilities for human trafficking” and other related normative acts.

 

  1. To prevent human trafficking and strengthen its prophylactics

 

4.1. Prevention of human trafficking is organized based on special measures system within the framework of the legislation.

4.2. In order to prevent the human trafficking, the publicity and propaganda works are ensured on relevant social sections, the publicity works on the danger waiting for the victims of human trafficking, the ensured protection measures, the administrative, criminal legal and other measures executed against human trafficking are continued.

4.3. The society will be continued to informed on the
“hot line” serving to the persons suffered from the crimes of human trafficking, the supposed and potential victims of human trafficking, relevant measures will be taken for provision of regular training got the operators working in the services, and for increasing the safety of such lines and the confidentiality of the persons using them, as well as the organizational technical possibilities of the services.

4.4. It is envisaged to prepare the methodic teaching materials on the essence of the problem of human trafficking, and on prevention of it, to ensure conducting scientific researches on combating trafficking in human beings and to use the obtained results for increasing the efficiency of the combating measures.

4.5. The measures on fuldillment of the obligations arsing out from relevant international conventions on the child labor, also the documents of the International Labor Organization will be intensified.

4.6. In order to prevent the illegal migration, forced labor and human trafficking, and to identify its victims and potential victims, it is envisaged to conduct monitoring and inspection measures by the participation of related state authorities, to identify the cases enabling the human trafficking and to do works in the direction of prevention of such cases, to take measures for intensification of the control over labor migration.

4.7. In order to reduce the risk of being the victim of human trafficking, the necessary measures will be taken in the direction of registration of the socially vulnerable families and the persons deprived of permanent residence place by the local executive power authorities and directing them to the relevant bodies to take relevant measures, attracting the potential victims of human trafficking to socially beneficial labor, encouragement of the entrepreneurs to employ them, ito employ the persons suffered from human trafficking.

4.8. It is envisaged to study the essence of the suspected suggestions that might be connected with human trafficking and taking relevant measures by conducting regular monitoring of mass media and internet sites, as well as to conduct special training for the associates of the state authorities implementing combating trafficking in human beings and social rehabilitation and the representatives of civil society by using the domestic and international cooperation possibilities.

 

  1. The criminal prosecution against the crimes of human trafficking

 

5.1. The prosecution of the crimes of human trafficking consists of identification of those crimes, detection of human traffickers, announce accusation against them, defense of these accusations in the court, setting punishment for the human trafficker, and in the case of necessity taking obligatory procedural measures.

5.2. In order to improve the criminal prosecution against the human traffickers, relevant measures will be taken for strengthening the activities and increasing the professional level of the associates of the Head Office for Combating trafficking in human beings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic (hereinafter referred to as the Head Office).

5.3. It is envisaged to improve the work of protection of the witnesses and the persons cooperating with the authorities implementing the criminal prosecution in Combating trafficking in human beings, to continue the measures of stimulating the provision of information useful for the investigation.

5.4. To improve the cooperation between the authorities combating the crime of trafficking in human beings, to ensure efficient exchange of information and experience and joint study of the problems occurring in the field of combating trafficking in human beings, to expand international cooperation on implementation of operative investigation activities and criminal prosecution.

5.5. It is envisaged to take relevant measures in the direction of identification of the relations of the trans national organized criminal groups with the human traffickers, as well as to strengthen the measures in the direction of prevention,  detection of transnational organized crime connected with trafficking in human beings.

5.6. The relevant efforts wil be intensified in the direction of identification of the victims of human trafficking and forced labor and as well as the childs being the victims of the human trafficking within the Republic, the the activities of combating human traffickers (natural or legal entities) attracting the migrants to the forced labor will be intensified, criminal prosecution of every action connected with human trafficking the exploitation indication of which is identified will be conducted, the measures for combating legalization of money resources and other prorety obtained through the crime of human trafficking (any money resources, movable or immovable property, tangible and intangible property, legal documents certifying the property right directly or indirectly obtained in the result of commiting human trafficking crime) will be intensified.

 

  1. Rehabilitation and Reintegration of of the victims of human trafficking

 

6.1. The social rehabilitation and reintegration of the victims of human trafficking is implemented with the purpose of returning them into normal life style andit is envisaged to provide legal assistance to the victims of human trafficking, to take measures for their continuing their education, their prychological, medical and professional rehabilitation, use of possibilities to provide those persons with employment and living area.

6.2. While conducting social rehabilitation of the victims of human trafficking, it is not allowed to restrict the human rights and rights of citizens defined in the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic, laws and the international agreements that its is the party of and to apply rehabilitation measures aganst the their wills, and the sex, age and demands of the victims, especially children and as well as their needs for asylum, education and care are taken into account.

6.3. Based on the application of the authritiy of criminal prosecution, the state authorities within their own competencies and the asylums and assistance centers within the framework of their functions will continue to provide assistances to the victims of human trafficking.

6.4 It is envisaged to take relevant measures in the direction of establishment of social rehabilitation, social service and assistance centers for the victims of human trafficking in the regions and provision of legal, medical, psychological, social and other services to them, to take measures for study of social-psychological aspects of the problem of human trafficking in the regions, identification and prevention of the reasons creating such cases, to continue provision of medical assistances in stationary and ambulatory institutions allocated for the victims and potential victims of human trafficking, recruitment of various qualified specialists to such institutions in the case of necessity.

6.5. it was envisaged to increase the number of specialists responsible for provision of medical, psychological and other assistances to the victims in special institutions for the victims of human trafficking (asylum and assistance centers) and to conduct relevant training for them Increase of the competitiveness of the victims, also potential victims of the trafficking in human beings in the labor market, organization of the courses directed to their mastering new professions, taking measures in the direction of settlement of employment problem.

6.6. The works will be continued in the direction of attraction of non governmental organizations to organization of special institutions for the victims of human trafficking, provision of legal assistances to the victims and their social rehabilitation.

 

  1. The improvement of assistance provided to the victims and potential victims of human trafficking and their protection

 

7.1. The interests of the child being the victim or potential victim of human trafficking should be preferred while providing them assistance, and according to the laws of Azerbaijan Republic “on Combating trafficking in human beings” and “Child rights”, the UN Convention on “Child Rights”, as well as the other laws of Azerbaijan Republic and the international agreement that it is the party of, relevant measures should be taken for protection of rights and legal interests of the child. The social rehabilitation of the children being the victims of human trafficking will mbe implemented based on specially designed programs by directing to the provisions of the legislation on prophylaxis of negligence of underage and law violations along with these normative legal acts.

7.2. The authorities of guardianship and patronage, the commissions for affairs of the underage and protection of their rights will take relevant measures by taking close part in implementation of social rehabilitation and protection of the rights and interests of the children being the victims and potential victims of human trafficking in accordance with the legislation.

7.3. It is envisaged to take measures in respect to provision of social legal and social psychological services and social consultation assistances to the children being under patronage of the state in order to include them in the risk group of human trafficking after reaching the mature age, organization of the education of the children living in temporary asylums in those places in order to ensure their security depending o their psychological social situations, to take measures for prevention of the children being the victims of human tafficking undergoing to discrimination during getting education in secondary educational institutions, to conduct monitoring in respect to deviation of children from education and their negligence, to take measures for rehabilitation of the socially vulnerable children deviating fom the education.

7.4. Monitoring will be conducted in respect to children being adopted or given under patronage and guardianship in the families and monitoring groups will be established in the places for this purpose, measures will be taken for provision of the children not having ID cards with relevant documents, in the direction of formation of social affairs institution working with children.

 

  1. Protection of the victims of trafficking in human beings

 

8.1. To ensure the security of the persons injured by the human trafficking until complete prevention of the danger as defined in the laws of Azerbaijan Republic on state protection of the persons who took part in the criminal process and the law on Combating trafficking in human beings.

8.2. Implementation of protection of rights and interests of the victims of human trafficking and the citizens of Azerbaijan Republic will be continued by the diplomatic representations and consulate offices of Azerbaijan Republic in foreign countries in accordance with the legislation of the country in which they are situated.

 

  1. Coordination of the activities of the participants of the National Action Plan, the support and resources on combating trafficking in human beings

 

9.1. The goal of the National Action Plan is to ensure efficient system enabling the mutual activities of the relevant authorities in combating trafficking in human beings. The National Coordinator, as the responsible person for implementation of the National Action Plan, coordinates the general activities in order to establish the single system of mutual cooperation of the participants and to ensure exchange of information among these authorities.

9.2. The National Coordinator coordinates the support of the relevant state and non governmental organizations for implementation of the measures provided for in the National Action Plan, and takes relevant measures for settlement by identifying the demands arising out from execution of the National Action Plan and presents the annual report on the condition of combating trafficking in human beings to the President of Azerbaijan Republic, the Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan Republic and the Human Rights Commisioner of Azerbaijan Republic (Ombudsman) and performs other functions in the direction of execution of the duties provided for in the National Action Plan.

9.3. Implementation of the measures stated in the National Action Plan includes coordination of donor support (information, methodic, organizational, material, consultative and other support), implementation of joint use of resources of relevant state and non governmental organizations, international organizations and other partners.

9.4. The National Coordinator will intensify the cooperation with the donor organizations in respect to implementation of the National Action Plan.

 

  1. Development of cooperation in the field of combating trafficking in human beings

 

10.1. Azerbaijan will strengthen cooperation with other states, especially the law enforcement authotiries and the other state authorities of the countries of destination and origin and relevant international organziations in order to increase the efficiency of of Combating trafficking in human beings.

10.2. The representatives of international partner organizations acting in the field of combating trafficking in human beings will be invited to the meetings of interorganziational commission established for implementation of National Coordination Mechanism in respect to the victims of human trafficking and the meetings held with the non governmental organizations.

10.3. The Working Group established with the purpose of improvement of the legislation in the field of combating trafficking in human beings will keep close cooperation with the state authorities, the representatives of civil society and international partners.

10.4. It is envisaged to study international experience and to give suggestions in order to prevent social problems enabling human trafficking, to settle the social welfare problems of the youth deprived of the patronage of the parents, obliged to leave boarding schools and alternative care institutions forn the age limit.

 

  1. Publicity in respect to combating trafficking in human beings

 

11.1. Orgaqnization of publicity and propaganda in respect to combating trafficking in human beings is included in the system of measures on prophylaxis of human trafficking.

11.2. The regular measures will be taken for publicity of persons entering the country on the danger of human trafficking and distribution of prepared publicity materials in border and customs check points in order to prevent human trafficking, especial women and child trafficking as well as forced labor, and shooting social advertisings, reels, short films, development of programs and demonstration, preparation of booklets ahd distribution to the population.

11.3. The publicity measures will be continued in the direction of protection of the children from the dangers connected with human trafficking and exploitation of child labor in the educational and training institutions, in particular, relevant propaganda and publicity works will be carried out in private institutions for prevention of occurrence of exploitation of the child labor.

11.4. It is planned to hold relevant events around organization of the courses for the associates of the mass media on essence of human trafficking and illegal migration and various forms of their appearance by the participation of field specialists and enlightenment of such information in mass media.

11.5. Publicity events will be conducted for the tourism companies acting in the territory of the Republic, and various publicity materials will be distributed to the tourism companies.

 

  1. Determination of the National Action Plan

 

The costs required for execution of the measures stated in the National Action Plan are funded on account of the resources provided for the executive bodies in the state budget of Azerbaijan Republic, out of budget funds, grants and as well as other sources not contradicting the legislation of Azerbaijan Republic.

 

  1. THE ACTIVITY PLAN

Connected with implementation of the National Action Plan

 

 

Item

The name of activity

Executive Bodies

The execution duration (on the years)

1

2

3

4

13.1. The legislative measures in the field of Combating trafficking in human beings

13.1.1.

According to the international agreements in the field of combating trafficking in human beings that Azerbaijan Republic is the party of, as well as taking into account the requirements arising out from the Convention of European Council on “Combating trafficking in human beings”, improvement of legislation regulating the field of combating trafficking in human beings

The Cabinet of Ministers, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Ministry of Justice, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Migration Service

2014-2016

13.1.2.

Taking measures for ratification of the Convention of European Council on “protection of children from sexual exploitation and sexual harassment”

The Cabinet of Ministers, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2016

13.1.3.

Preparation of suggestions in the direction of strengthening the legal and social protection of women and children included in the vulnerable group with the purpose of decreasing the risk of being the victim of human trafficking

The Cabinet of Ministers, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Justice

2015

13.1.4.

Preparation of suggestions with the purpose of safe use of internet and mobile phones by the children

The Cabinet of Ministers, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Security Service, The Ministry of Education

2015

13.1.5.

Improvement of the Rules of National Coordination Mechanism in respect to the victims of trafficking in human beings and the Rules (Indicators) for identification of victims of human trafficking

The Cabinet of Ministers, The Ministry of Internal Affairs 

2014-2016

13.1.6.

Improvement of the Program on prevention of social problems enabling possibilities for human trafficking

The Cabinet of Ministers, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population

2014-2016

13.1.7.

Preparation of suggestions in respect to legal regulation of the 30 days period of restoration and thinking given to the victim of the human trafficking procedural order on the criminal prosecution

The Cabinet of Ministers, The Ministry of Justice, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

2015

13.1.8.

Establishment of special institution for the victims of human trafficking, funding, activities of it and as well as improvement of Rules of control over them, the regulations on the Foundation for assistance to the victims of human trafficking and other related normative legal acts

The Cabinet of Ministers, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Justice, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems

2015-2017

13.2. Prevention of trafficking in human beings and strengthening its prophylaxis

13.2.1.

Increasing organizational and technical possibilities of telephone “hot lines” serving to the injured persons of humantrafficking crimes and the supposed and potential victims of human trafficking

The Ministry of Internal Affairs

2015

13.2.2.

Preparation of methodical educational means and promotional materials on the essence of the problem of human trafficking and prevention of it

The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, other related state authorities

2014-2016

13.2.3.

Conducting scientific and social researches on combating trafficking in human beings, implementation of request and other measures for studying public opinion

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, higher educational institutions, by involving the related non governmental organizations

2014-2016

13.2.4.

To strengthen measures for fulfillment of the obligations arising out from the international conventions on child labor, as well as the documents of International Labor Organization

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Justice

regular

13.2.5.

To take joint measures for prevention of illegal migration, forced labor and human trafficking, to strengthen activities on identification of its victims and potential victims and implementation of monitoring by the participation of the related state authorities in respect thereof, identification of the cases enabling human trafficking and prevention of such cases

The State Migration Service, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, other related state authorities

regular

13.2.6.

To take measures for strengthening the control over labor migration

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Migration Service

regular

13.2.7.

In order to decrease the risk of becoming the victim of human trafficking, to direct the vulnerable families and the persons deprived of permanent residence place to relevant state authorities for being taken into registration by the local executive power authorities and taking relevant measures

Local executive power authorities, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems

regular

13.2.8.

To implement relevant measures in the direction of attracting the victims of human trafficking to socially beneficial labor, ensuring their employment, encouraging the entrepreneurs for employing the persons suffered from trafficking in human beings

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Economy and Industry, local executive power authorities

regular

13.2.9.

To study the essence of the suspected suggestions that might be connected with human trafficking and taking relevant measures by conducting regular monitoring of mass media and internet sites

State Security Service, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies

regular

13.2.10.

Organization of special educational courses for the associates of the state authorities combating trafficking in human beingsni and conducting social rehabilitation, the employees of the educational and training institutions, as well as the representatives of the civil society and use of domestic and foreign cooperation possibilities in respect thereof

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Security Service, The State Migration Service, The State Border Service, The State Customs Committee, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Health and other related state authorities

regular

13.3. Criminal prosecution against the crimes of human trafficking

13.3.1.

To continue measures for improvement of activities of the Head office for Combating trafficking in human beings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic, to strengthen its staffing potential, material and technical base in accordance with the international requirements

National Coordinator, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

2014-2016

13.3.2.

To strengthen  the measures for increasing the professional level of the associates of the Head office for Combating trafficking in human beings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Republic and prevention of corruption law violations in their activities

The Ministry of Internal Affairs

regular

13.3.3.

To improve the work of protection of the witnesses and the persons cooperating with the authorities implementing the criminal prosecution in Combating trafficking in human beings, to continue the measures of stimulating the provision of information useful for the investigation

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Security Service

regular

13.3.4.

To improve the cooperation between the authorities combating the crime of trafficking in human beings, to ensure efficient exchange of information and experience and joint study of the problems occurring in the field of combating trafficking in human beings

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Security Service,

regular

13.3.5.

To identify the relations of the trans national organized criminal groups with the human traffickers, as well as to strengthen the measures in the direction of prevention,  detection of transnational organized crime connected with trafficking in human beings

State Security Service, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

regular

13.3.6.

To strengthen the relevant efforts in the direction of identification of the victims of human trafficking and forced labor and as well as the childs being the victims of the human trafficking within the Republic

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Security Service, The State Migration Service, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems

regular

13.3.7.

To strengthen the activities of combating human traffickers (natural or legal entities) attracting the migrants to the forced labor

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The State Migration Service, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population

regular

13.3.8.

To strengthen the international cooperation on implementation of operative investigation activities  and criminal prosecution connected with the crime of human trafficking

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Security Service, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

regular

13.3.9.

To strengthen the measures of combating the legalization of money funds and other property obtained through human trafficking

The Financial Monitoring Service attached to the Central Bank, State Security Service, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

regular

13.4. Rehabiliation and reintegration of the victims of human trafficking

13.4.1.

To take relevant measures in the direction of establishment of social rehabilitation, social service and assistance centers for the victims of human trafficking in the regions  and provision of legal, medical, psychological, social and other services to them

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, local executive power authorities

2014-2017

13.4.2.

To take measures for study of social-psychological aspects of the problem of human trafficking in the regions, identification and prevention of the reasons creating such cases

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, the commissions for affairs of the underage and protection of their rights

2014-2016

13.4.3.

To continue provision of medical assistances in stationary and ambulatory institutions allocated for the victims and potential victims of human trafficking, recruitment of various qualified specialists to such institutions in the case of necessity

The Ministry of Health

regular

13.4.4.

To increase the number of specialists responsible for provision of medical, psychological and other assistances to the victims in special institutions for the victims of human trafficking (asylum and assistance centers) and to conduct relevant training for them

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Education

2014 -2017

13.4.5.

Increase of the competitiveness of the victims, also potential victims of the trafficking in human beings in the labor market, organization of the courses directed to their mastering new professions, taking measures in the direction of settlement of employment problem.

 

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

regular

13.4.6.

To continue th works of attracting the non governmental organizations acting in the field of prevention of human trafficking to organization of activities of special entities for the victims of human trafficking, provision of legal assistance to the victims and their social rehabilitation

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Health

regular

13.5. Improvement of assistances provided for the children being the victim or potential victim of the human trafficking and their protection

13.5.1.

Protection of the rights and interests of the children being victims or potential victims of human trafficking by the authorities of guardianship and patronage and the commissions for affairs of the underage and protection of their rights, implementation of their social rehabilitation

The authorities of guardianship and patronage, the commissions for affairs of the underage and protection of their rights

regular

13.5.2.

Ensuring the possibilities to the children being the victim of the human trafficking to continue their education, to strengthen measures for their adoption to the secondary educational institutions on their place of temporary residence

The Ministry of Education, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

regular

13.5.3.

Provision of social legal and social psychological services and social consultation assistances to the children being under patronage of the state in order to include them in the risk group of human trafficking after reaching the mature age

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Health

regular

13.5.4.

Organization of the education of the children living in temporary asylums in those places in order to ensure their security depending o their psychological social situations

The Ministry of Education, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population

regular

13.5.5.

To take measures for prevention of the children being the victims of human tafficking undergoing to discrimination during getting education in secondary educational institutions

The Ministry of Education, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population

regular

13.5.6.

To conduct monitoring in respect to deviation of children from education and their negligence, to take measures for rehabilitation of the socially vulnerable children deviating fom the education

The Ministry of Education, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, local executive power authorities, by involving the related non governmental organizations

2014-2016

13.5.7.

To conduct monitoring of children being adopted or given under patronage and guardianship in the families and to establish monitoring groups in the places for this purpose

The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Education, local executive power authorities

2014-2016

13.5.8.

To take measures for provision of the children not having ID cards with relevant documents

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Education

regular

13.5.9.

To take relevant measures in the direction of formation of social institutions working with children

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Education, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems

2014-2016

13.6. Protection of the victims of trafficking in human beings

13.6.1.

To ensure the security of the persons injured by the human trafficking until complete prevention of the danger as defined in the laws of Azerbaijan Republic on state protection of the persons whoo took part in the criminal process and the law on Combating trafficking in human beings

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Security Service

regular

13.6.2.

Implementation of protection of rights and interests of the victims of human trafficking and the citizens of Azerbaijan Republic by the diplomatic representations and consulate offices of Azerbaijan Republic in foreign countries

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

regular

13.7. Coordination of activities of the participants of the National Action Plan, the support and resources on combating trafficking in human beings

13.7.1.

To take relevant measures by identifying the needs arising out from execution of the National Action Plan

National Coordinator, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

2014-2018

13.7.2.

To strengthen the cooperation with the donor organizations for implementation of the National Action Plan

National Coordinator, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

2014-2018

13.7.3.

Coordination of support provided for the National Action Plan, to implement joint use of the resources of relevant state and non governmental organizations and the resources of international organizations and other organizations

National Coordinator, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

2014-2018

13.8. Development of cooperation in the field of Combating trafficking in human beings

13.8.1.

To strengthen cooperation with other states, especially the related authotiries the countries of destination and origin and relevant international organziations in order to increase the efficiency of of Combating trafficking in human beings

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, State Security Service, The State Border Service, The State Migration Service, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population

regular

13.8.2.

To invite the representatives of international partner organizations acting in the field of combating trafficking in human beings to the meetings of interorganziational commission established for implementation of National Coordination Mechanism in respect to the victims of human trafficking and the meetings held with the non governmental organizations

The Ministry of Internal Affairs

regular

13.8.3.

To strengthen cooperation with related non governmental organizations and international organizations in the field of combating negligence of those under mature age and their social rehabilitation

The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

regular

13.8.4.

To hold international events on the subject of prevention of the crimes of human trafficking

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, other related state authorities

2016-2017

13.8.5.

To strengthen cooperation of the Working Group established with the purpose of improvement of the legislation in the field of combating trafficking in human beings with the state authorities, the representatives of civil society and international partners

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Ministry of Justice, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Security Service

regular

13.8.6.

To give suggestions in order to prevent social problems enabling human trafficking, to settle the social welfare problems of the youth deprived of the patronage of the parents, obliged to leave boarding schools and alternative care institutions forn the age limit

The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Youth and Sports, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2014-2016

13.9. Publicity in respect to combating trafficking in human beings

13.9.1.

Taking measures for publicity of persons entering the country on the danger of human trafficking

By involving the Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies, The State Border Service, The State Customs Committee, The Civil Aviation Administration, The State Marine Administration, the related non governmental organizations

regular

13.9.2.

Distribution of prepared publicity materials in border and customs check points in order to prevent human trafficking, especial women and child trafficking as well as forced labor

By involving the State Border Service, The State Customs Committee, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, the related non governmental organizations

regular

13.9.3.

To strengthen propaganda and publicity works on combating trafficking in human beings, shooting social advertisings, reels, short films, development of programs and demonstration, preparation of booklets ahd distribution to the population

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Health, The Ministry of Youth and Sports, «Azerbaijan Television and radio Broadcasting» Closed Joint Stock Company, by involving the related non governmental organizations

2014-2016

13.9.4.

To continue publicity measures in the direction of protection of children from threats connected with human trafficking and exploitation of child labor in instructive and educational  institutions

The Ministry of Education, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Youth and Sports, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

regular

13.9.5.

Organization of courses for the associates of the mass media on essence of the human trafficking and illegal migration, and various forms of their appearances, holding relevant events around the features of elucidation of such information in mass media

The Ministry of Internal Affairs, The State Migration Service, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population

2014 -2016

13.9.6.

Conduicting relevant propaganda and publicity works in private organizations with purpose of non occurrence of exploitation of child labor

The Ministry of Economy and Industry, The State Committee for Family, Woman and Child Problems, The Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population, The Ministry of Internal Affairs, by involving the related non governmental organizations

regular

13.9.7.

Holding publicity events for the representatives of the tourism companies acting in the territory of the Republic, distribution of various types of publicity materials to the tourism companies

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The Ministry of Internal Affairs

2014-2017

 

Notes.

  1. The General Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan to be recommended to take part in implementation of the measures provided for in the items 13.1.1, 13.1.7, 13.2.5, 13.3.3-13.3.5, 13.3.7-13.3.9, 13.6.1 and 13.8.1 of this National Action Plan.
  2. The Supreme Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan to be recommended to take part in implementation of the measures provided for in the items 13.1.1 and 13.1.7 of this National Action Plan.
  3. The Bar Association of the Republic of Azerbaijan to be recommended to take part in the implementation of the measures provided for in the items 13.4.1 and 13.4.4 of this National Action Plan.
  4. The Human Rights Commissioner of Azerbaijan Republic (Ombudsman) to be recommended to take part in the implementation of the measures provided for in the items 13.1.1 - 13.1.3, 13.2.4 and 13.8.4 this National Action Plan.
  5. The Press Council of Azerbijan Republic to be recommended to take part in the implementation of measures provided for in the items 13.2.9 and 13.9.5 of this National Action Plan.

 

 

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