Virtual Meeting on Human Trafficking

December 3, 2020 – Dr. Kari Johnstone, Principal Deputy Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons held a virtual meeting with Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Supreme Court, Prosecutor General’s Office, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, and the National Center for Human Rights to discuss ongoing efforts in combating trafficking in persons in Kazakhstan.

“This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the UN Palermo Protocol – an international law that requires countries to criminalize trafficking, prosecute traffickers, protect victims, and prevent trafficking. Both of our governments have acceded to this protocol and we appreciate being with you today to discuss our continuing efforts to strengthen our collective commitments,” Dr. Kari Johnstone noted.

“Kazakhstan has made noteworthy progress to implement the TIP Report recommendations, including improving anti-trafficking criminal legislation and assisting Kazakhstani victims of trafficking, but much work remains to be done,” Ambassador Moser said.