GANHRI congratulate the Ombudsman's Office of the
Republic of Latvia for his nomination for the Latvia`s 2017 Trafficking in
Persons Report Hero. This nomination reflects the work of the Ombudsman's
Office in the field of preventing human trafficking.
Every year worldwide the US Department of State nominates
NGOs, governments, legislators or other bodies for the award. On 12th of July,
2017, the Ombudsman Mr. Juris Jansons received the nomination’s certificate from
the US Ambassador in Latvia Mrs. Nancy Bikoff Pettit.
"It is a real honor to be nominated for this award. Ombudsman’s Office has done a lot to notice flaws in governmental institutions work regarding human trafficking. But we see that state is only on the beginning of a road. The responsible authorities should continue to improve, to think beyond the traditional frames. In addition, the successful inter-institutional cooperation has immeasurable importance so together we could help as many people as possible” said the Ombudsman while receiving his award.
The Ombudsman’s Office conducted a research on “The Role of Local Governments’ Social Services, Orphan’s and Custody Courts and Branch Offices of the State Employment Agency of Latvia in the Process of Identification of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings”
Full Press Release from the Ombudsman's Office of Latvia:
2017.07.20. The Ombudsman receives appreciation from the US for fight against trafficking in persons.pdf
Ombudsman's Office of Latvia Paper Research on “The Role of Local Governments":
Trafficking in human beings in Latvia.pdf