Caribbean countries reinforce techniques to identify false documentation to strengthen the fight against human trafficking
The FIIAPP has organised two intensive courses in which law enforcement agencies from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica have participated. The objective of these trainings has been to improve their skills in the identification of false documentation, an essential tool in the fight against human trafficking, especially in the protection of the rights of women and girls, who are disproportionately affected by this crime in the region.
The courses, given by specialists from the Spanish National Police, have counted with the participation of the German and Italian Interior Attachés, who have provided specific modules on the identification of false documentation from their respective countries.
These trainings have laid the groundwork for security features in passports and other documents and have deepened the identification of complex frauds. They have also provided a comprehensive response to the need to strengthen security measures and protect vulnerable populations in the region.
The training, highly appreciated by the more than 60 participants from the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica, will improve border and migration controls to identify and protect potential victims of trafficking, especially women and girls. This effort will also help to dismantle criminal networks that profit from the falsification of documents.
The activity is part of the FIIAPP’s MCBS-Caribbean project, which aims to strengthen the capacities of authorities in the region to fight transnational organised crime. Participants have committed to continue working closely together and to share best practices learned with other institutions in the region, taking an important step towards a safer and more equitable Caribbean.