07ASTANA367, KAZAKHSTAN: INL CONDUCTS ANTI-TIP TRAINING COURSE FOR LAW

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07ASTANA367 2007-02-12 04:28 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Astana

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ASTANA 000367 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR INL ALTON, AND CARROLL; EUR/ACE; SCA/CEN FOR OMARA; 
JUSTICE FOR GREG DUCOT 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: SNAR PINS PGOV PHUM KCRM KZ
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN: INL CONDUCTS ANTI-TIP TRAINING COURSE FOR LAW 
ENFORCEMENT, PROCURACY, AND JUDICIARY 
 
 
ASTANA 00000367  001.2 OF 002 
 
 
 
1.  Summary. The International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) 
office, in cooperation with International Organization for Migration 
(IOM), conducted a four day training course for law enforcement, 
Border Guards, the Procuracy, and the Judiciary on prevention of 
trafficking in human beings and protection of victims' rights.  The 
participants discussed best practices of detection, investigation, 
prosecution, and the conduction of hearings in human trafficking 
cases; exchanged real-world experiences; and advocated strengthening 
the dialogue between agencies to effectively combat trafficking. 
End summary. 
 
 
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LESSONS AND DISCUSSIONS 
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2.  INL representatives, IOM trafficking in persons experts, NGO 
representatives, lawyers, and a psychologist from the "Rodnik" TIP 
victim rehabilitation center, trained police officers, border 
guards, procurators, and judges from South and West Kazakhstan met 
in Almaty January 23-26 to combat trafficking in persons.  A trainer 
arranged through the International Criminal Investigative Assistance 
Training Program (ICITAP) division of the Department of Justice 
taught the best U.S. practices in combating this crime and shared 
her wealth of international experience in the field. 
 
3.  During the course the participants reviewed national 
legislation, recent anti-trafficking in persons amendments to the 
national legislation, and international protocols and conventions to 
define TIP, slavery and slavery-like conditions and practices; 
discussed difficulties of detection, investigation and prosecution 
of trafficking cases; discussed the links between trafficking in 
persons and other criminal activities as well as legal businesses; 
defined human smuggling cases versus trafficking cases; and studied 
phases of victimization, the behavior of TIP victims, the issues of 
re-victimization and stigmatization, and assistance to and 
protection of victims of trafficking during and after investigation 
and court hearing. 
 
4.  The sessions included lecturing, brainstorming, videos, and 
psychological games.  Role plays such as mock investigation or mock 
court hearings helped the trainees to understand what victims feel 
during the investigation and court hearings.  The participating 
judges made short presentations of TIP cases that they had tried.  A 
case about labor trafficking in Aktobe presented by a representative 
of the Department of Internal Affairs of Western Kazakhstan oblast 
attracted the most participant interest.  Many questions, active 
discussion, and citation of case examples from participants' 
experience followed this case study. 
 
5.  The participants recognized the importance of strengthening 
anti-TIP cooperation between law enforcement, NGOs, and other 
institutions providing assistance to victims, as well as between law 
enforcement agencies of countries of origin, transit, and 
destination. 
 
 
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NEXT STEPS 
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6.  In the short term, INL will continue to provide refresher TIP 
training to in-service law enforcement officers from all regions of 
Kazakhstan.  These sessions will be conducted in the newly 
rehabilitated Anti-TIP Study Center in the Karaganda Legal 
Institute. 
 
7.  INL will work with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the 
Committee of National Security to provide special Anti-TIP courses 
in their Legal Institute in Karaganda and in the Military Institute 
in Almaty, as supplemental courses for their cadets. 
 
8.  As a long-term goal INL will work with the Ministry of Education 
to introduce TIP into official training curricula to ensure TIP 
awareness and competence of future generation of law enforcement 
officers, procurators, and judges. 
 
 
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COMMENT 
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9.  Observation, evaluations, and anecdotal comments show that 
participants receive anti-TIP training most enthusiastically when 
the training material is based on Kazakstani law and reviews cases 
adjudicated in Kazakhstan.  For this reason, INL anti-TIP training 
 
ASTANA 00000367  002.2 OF 002 
 
 
is provided both by local trainers and knowledgeable law enforcement 
officers, as well as by expatriate trainers who can provide a wider 
range of international experience. 
 
ORDWAY

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