Country Cyprus
Year 2016
Type of Measure Coordinated and or Integrated service delivery > Referral services
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The National Referral Mechanism (NRM) was set up with the aim of strengthening the interdepartmental collaboration and the collaboration between the state and NGOs through memorandum of understanding. The NRM was a result of the focus given by the Government of Cyprus to effectively tackle the issue of trafficking at the administrative level. The tools provided by this mechanism have  paved a roadmap for all actors involved and it clarifies the responsibilities and duties of everyone involved. At the same it allowed for a structured and targeted response, better collaboration, accumulation and sharing of experience and knowledge. All competent authorities cooperate within this framework to ensure that victims have access to their rights and therefore enjoy their full rights in relation to assistance and protection. 

Source of Information

Cyprus's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.2 and p.49

For more information: Evaluation Report: Access to Justice and Effective Remedies for Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings