On 14 -17 February 2012, IOM Moscow within the project “Preventing and Counter-Acting Trafficking in Human Beings in the Russian Federation” organized a study trip of Russia interagency delegation to London.
Representatives of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Health and Social Development, Investigation Committee of the RF, Coordination Council of Prosecutors General of CIS member-states, Russian Advocates Guild and Moscow Patriarchy took part in the study visit.
The delegation held a series of intense working meetings with a number of UK key institutions dealing with the problems of human trafficking and provision of assistance to victims. In particular working meetings were held with the senior specialists of UK Human Trafficking Center, Crown Prosecution Service, Home Office, Department of Health, Specialist Crime Directorate of Metropolitan Police of London, All-Party Parliament Group on Human Trafficking.
The meetings were held in an atmosphere of high interest, vivid exchange of opinions and experience from practical work. A presentation on operational work of London Metropolitan Police roused special interest.
The participants from both sides emphasized high benefit of open direct dialog and importance of information and experience exchange.