NATIONAL REPORT 2007

REPORT ON THE ACTIVITY OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS FOR 2007

The National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings was established by virtue of the Law on Combating the Illegal Trafficking in Human Beings (promulgated State Gazette, No. 46, 2003; amended SG, No. 86, 2005). The Regulation for the Organization and Activity of the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings was approved by Government Decree No. 40 of the Council of Ministers of March 1, 2004 (State Gazette, No. 19, March 9, 2004).

By Decision No. 860 of the Council of Ministers of November 4, 2005 Mr. Daniel Vulchev, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education and Science, was nominated to act as Chairman of the Commission. By order of the Chairman of December 20, 2005, the operative membership of the commission was appointed.

Mrs. Antoaneta Vassileva has been acting as Secretary of the National Commission for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings since June 4, 2007.

At its meeting on July 18, 2007 the National Commission adopted a National Program for Prevention and Counteraction of Trafficking in Human Beings and Protection of the Victims of Trafficking for 2007. The Program was approved by the Council of Ministers on September 26, 2007.

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