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British Ambassador inaugurates workshop against human trafficking in Honduras

The British Ambassador to Honduras, Carolyn Davidson, inaugurated in Tegucigalpa the first of a series of workshops aimed at studying the effectiveness of current laws available to tackle human trafficking in Honduras.

Workshop in Honduras

The activity is part of a wider project founded by the British Government that seeks to achieve effective Congressional oversight of implementation of Human Trafficking Legislation and that will see the release of a study with conclusions and recommendations by the end of this year.

The event was attended by nearly 70 participants representing the Honduran Congress, the Executive branch, judges and magistrates, members of the civil society and private sector. They went through a process of scrutiny of the current Honduran law (59-2012) against human trafficking.

The workshop was inaugurated by Sir Evan Paul Silk, former Senior Officer at the British Parliament representing the leading implementing agency Global Partners Governance; the British Ambassador to Honduras, Carolyn Davidson; the Vice President of Congress, Gladys Lopez; the Nationalist Congressman, Rolando Dubon; and the president of the Inter Institutional Committee Against Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking in Honduras (CICESCT), Nora Urbina, another implementing partner.

The British Government has made clear its stance against modern slavery, which encompasses slavery, human trafficking, forced labour and domestic servitude. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is working with other Governments and NGOs to tackle modern slavery overseas to help prevent individuals from getting involved in trafficking and slavery.

Published 28 September 2016