Smuggling and Human Trafficking across the Green Line

WHAT THE PROJECT IS ABOUT

The project’s overall objective is to examine, detect, and understand the criminal activities of smuggling and trafficking persons across the UN-controlled buffer zone, also known as “Green Line”. This will enhance the sustainability of the island in an intercommunal, national and international setting by increasing awareness as to how lives and interests at stake are endangered by various illegal activities, particularly smuggling of illicit goods, smuggling of persons and human trafficking.

An ancillary objective is to enhance the ethical literacy, performance effectiveness of those in NGOs, law enforcement, legal and justice sectors who engage in the prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution of criminal activities across the Green Line. It is thus a capacity building research that aims at educating and spreading awareness to a variety of individuals ranging from students, to frontline workers, experts, young people and the general public through a two-way transfer of knowledge aided by ICLAIM.

The Project Team aims to:

  • Expand the knowledge and the applicability of the law combating smuggling and trafficking of persons;
  • Promote awareness and provide training to frontline workers, law and order professionals, NGOs, students, the general public and other stakeholders.
  • Aspire to create a pool of confident practitioners and/or researchers that can
    recommend, apply and inform their communities about the dangers and the extent of
    perceived/reported criminality.
  • Diversify mutual learning through specialised trainings, focus groups and other activities.

Support will be sought from EU institutions and international organisations locally present including UNDP and UNFICYP, Embassies, the SBA Administration, the relevant services of the Republic of Cyprus, and NGOs on the ground across the divide, including Step Up Stop Slavery as facilitator.

As a social enterprise ICLAIM aims to foster social dialogue and the rule of law through education and training and enhance active citizenship through knowledge transfer activities to groups of interested parties and the wider public. We are pioneering new solutions with wider impact on socio-legal challenges, at no or a fair cost.

Step up Stop Slavery is committed to addressing the problem of human trafficking in Cyprus in a multi-disciplinary way. Its aim is to provide psychological services, legal services and community integration to survivors, as well as developing human trafficking prevention education for schools and professionals.

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