Justice and Care Collaborates with UNODC to Develop SOP to Tackle Cross-Border Trafficking

Justice and Care provides communities and decision makers in the public sphere with recommendations and actions for resolving fundamental gaps and problems in areas relating to human trafficking. This means educating and equipping essential stakeholders such as the police and public prosecutors on the law, sharing best practices and working with the government at the highest level to create or amend laws that protect the most vulnerable.

As subject matter experts, we recently collaborated with the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for South Asia, to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to help First Responders address cross-border human trafficking. This SOP serves as a ready reckoner to identify, rescue, and repatriate victims of cross-border trafficking at the Indo-Nepal and Indo-Bangladesh borders.  

Developed between 2014 and 2017, the project recognised the urgent need for collaboration between key officials and all the other stakeholders involved in dealing with cross-border trafficking. By implementing and promoting these standards, it strengthens the response toward human trafficking by ensuring that the interests of the victims are always the first priority. Further, by improving the efficiency of all the First Responders, it smoothens procedures, reduces delays, and protects the victims of human trafficking - especially children.

To read more about the SOP and to download a copy for yourself, please click here.