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Dagfinn Høybråten: Together we can fight trafficking more effectively

“We must ask ourselves whether we can do more together to fight human trafficking”, said the Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers, Dagfinn Høybråten, at a Nordic-Baltic meeting of the ministers of justice in Copenhagen on 29 August 2014.


Dagfinn Høybråten with the Justice Minister of Denmark, Karen Hækkerup, who was the host of the meeting. Photo: Norden.org
Dagfinn Høybråten with the Justice Minister of Denmark, Karen Hækkerup, who was the host of the meeting. Photo: Norden.org

In an increasingly globalised world, more and more crime is committed across country borders. Combating trafficking demands both cross-sectoral and international co-operation, and the Secretary General believes, therefore, that there is much to be won by common initiatives in the Nordic and Baltic Regions.

“I can see that co-operation between international and regional organisations can be strengthened in the future. The same applies to co-operation across policy sectors, and between authorities and NGOs. It is also important to ask oneself whether legislation can be improved to ensure the rights of victims of trafficking”, said Dagfinn Høybråten in his speech at the meeting.

More experience exchange, skills and co-operation

Earlier this year the Nordic Council of Ministers launched an initiative for a smarter, faster and more effective fight against trafficking. The purpose of this initiative is to increase exchange of experience, skills and co-operation in specific cases.

Latest updated 30 August 2020