Training course on reactive investigation in human trafficking cases for the Criminal Police force
Major General, Prof. Dr. Ho Trong Ngu, Vice President of the PPA spoke at the opening ceremony of the training course

Attending the ceremony were Major General, Prof. Dr. Ho Trong Ngu - Vice President of the PPA; Mr. Fursdon Neale Marcus - Regional Investigation Adviser of AAPTIP; Mrs. Dang Thi Hanh - National Coordinator of AAPTIP; Representatives of functional units of the PPA; lecturers of the PPA who participated in editing the training materials and teaching at the course.


Mr. Fursdon Neale Marcus - Regional Investigation Adviser of AAPTIP

 spoke at the opening ceremony

At present, human trafficking is becoming a serious problem not only in Viet Nam but also in many countries in the world with complicated developments that seriously infringe upon human rights. The United Nations identifies this problem as one of the most dangerous crimes, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, including Vietnam. According to the Criminal Police Department of the Police General Department of the Ministry of Public Security, more than 4,000 victims have been trafficked in the last five years, 70% of them were trafficked to China and the rest were trafficked to other countries such as: Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand ...

Under this circumstance, it is very necessary to improve knowledge and skills of the law enforcement force, including the Criminal Police force who directly fights against this kind of crime.

With the consent of leaders of Ministry of Public Security, the PPA and AAPTIP program collaborated to study, compile and complete a set of materials on human trafficking prevention and suppression for Vietnamese Criminal Police force. The training course on reactive investigation in human trafficking cases for the Criminal Police force is the first course held on the basis of the compiled materials, therefore, the training course has an important role for experts of AAPTIP and the PPA to assess the shortcomings and review the content of the materials for revision and supplementation before officially release. At the same time, the training course is an opportunity for participants to supplement new knowledge and experiences in the prevention and combating of human trafficking.


Overview of the training course

Speaking at the ceremony, Major General, Prof. Dr. Ho Trong Ngu, Vice President of the PPA affirmed that from 2011 - 2016, the AAPTIP had achieved many results in the communication campaign, policy mobilization, talk show organization, training to improve the capacity of agencies, organizations, etc. including the PPA. With the experience and success of AAPTIP in Vietnam, the experts from AAPTIP and the PPA jointly compiled a set of materials with high scientific value on trafficking in persons for Criminal Police force. Therefore, the Vice President of the PPA suggested that the participants of the training course should raise the spirit of learning, actively contribute the ideas, acquire knowledge and experience from the trainers to serve their practical work.

The training course on reactive investigation in human trafficking cases for the Criminal Police force was held from May 08th to May 20th, 2017 at the PPA. The participants will be provided with basic knowledge on issues such as the situation and trends of human trafficking in the world and in Vietnam; characteristics of trafficking in persons in accordance with international law; introduction to the ASEAN Convention against Trafficking in Persons; Vietnamese criminal law framework on trafficking in persons and forced labor; a five-step model for getting testimony of trafficked victims; classification and sources of evidence, evaluation of evidence; planning to arrest suspects, search, seize, detain mails, objects, documents, etc.


Representatives took memorial photograph

In addition, the participants will work in group, discuss with the experts from AAPTIP and the PPA; deal with exercises, situations related to the investigation of trafficking in persons, etc.

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