08 Jun 2018
Reflecting on the Necessity of International Cooperation and Supporting New Models of Cooperation to Counter Migrant Smuggling
This report captures the interventions of the panellists in respect to the following three questions: (a) What actionable recommendations can be included in the global compact for migration to maximize the effectiveness of international cooperation in combating migrant smuggling and addressing the protection and assistance needs of smuggled migrants? (b) How can data and research help develop more efficient and effective evidence-based policies against migrant smuggling? And finally, (c) How can the role of the international community be improved to better support States in developing effective measures to counter migrant smuggling and ensure the protection and assistance to smuggled migrants?
Furthermore, this report summarizes the main conclusions of the event, which include the following points: (a) greater use of the cooperation measures foreseen in the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime; (b) judicial cooperation and joint investigation as part of a holistic approach that offers migrants effective alternatives to smuggling; (c) the need for strengthening the capacity of human resources both at field and managerial levels, and effective information flow of the knowledge and data on migrant smuggling between all actors concerned; and (d) considering the financial aspects and the money flow in migrant smuggling activities during criminal investigations.
- Opening Statement
- Summary of Panel Presentations
- Summary of Key Points and Recommendations