15 February 2019
This report is developed in response to an official request submitted to the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) by the Main Department on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Department requested a feedback on the National Action Plan for fight against trafficking in human beings of the Republic of Azerbaijan 2014-2018 as well as support and suggestions for the development of the next 2019-2023 plan.
The report is produced in the framework of the Prague Process Migration Observatory implemented through the “Prague Process: Dialogue, Analyses and Training in Action” (PP DATA) initiative, funded by the European Union and implemented by ICMPD in its capacity of Prague Process Secretariat. PP DATA aims at sustaining and further enhancing the cooperation established in the area of migration and asylum between the countries of the European Union, the Schengen Area, the Eastern Partnership, the Western Balkans, Central Asia, Russia and Turkey.
The report analyses the structure and content of the third National Action Plan (NAP) to Fight Trafficking in Human Beings of the Republic of Azerbaijan for the period 2014-2018 in relation to the relevant international standards and practices. Specifically, the analysis focuses on the following questions:
The report also presents successful practices in developing, monitoring and evaluating national action plans. These practices can be considered as helpful guidelines and can be adapted by anti-trafficking officials to any country context.
The information for the current report was collected through desk research in collaboration with the ICMPD office in Baku and the Main Department on Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings within the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan.