First Meeting of the Focus Group against THB
On 14 June 2022, the newly created focus group of specialised prosecutors against trafficking in human beings (THB) met for the first time. The group was created to intensify judicial cooperation and build expertise in the fight against THB. Its creation was proposed by the European Commission in its Strategy on Combating THB (2021-2025). The efforts are supported by Eurojust.
In their first meeting, selected prosecutors and judges from the EU Member States discussed the challenges faced when addressing cases of THB at the national level and in cross-border situations. Furthermore, they discussed how to enhance the judicial response to cases of THB in relation to the war in Ukraine.