Date: 02 April 2019, 11:42,
Combatting human trafficking and assisting its
victims were the focus of a recent workshop hosted on by the U.S. Embassy, and
involving experts from the United States and Azerbaijani governments.
After opening remarks from Deputy Chief of Mission William Gill, Special Agent
Rachel Simon from the Embassy’s Diplomatic Security office spoke about current
methodologies for identifying and assisting victims of human trafficking.
Marija Nikolovska, Migrant Protection Assistance Coordinator for the International
Organization for Migration, presented information on the current human
trafficking situation in Azerbaijan.
Special Agent Simon also conducted training on recognizing fraudulent
travel documents that are often used by traffickers. The workshop was
attended by Azerbaijani officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs,
Internal Affairs, and Justice, as well as the State Border and Migration