ABOUT TMSV PROJECT
Tackling Modern Slavery in Vietnam (TMSV) Project was implemented in contribution to Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Prevention and Fighting Program in 2016 – 2020 period (Program 130/CP) and the Memorandum of Understanding between Vietnamese Government and United Kingdom Government on cooperation in the prevention and combat of human trafficking, signed on November 28, 2018 in London.
This project is supported and funded by the UK Home Office and implemented by a consortium composed of International Organization of Migration (IOM), British Council (BC) and World Vision, in which IOM is the consortium lead.
The project started in early 2019 with the goal to end modern slavery in Vietnam through changing behavior, increasing prosecution and supporting rehabilitation and reintegration of potential and actual victims of human trafficking. The Project is expected to achieve the following three broad impact areas:
- Preventing vulnerable populations from becoming victims
- Strengthening the judicial response to human trafficking
- Supporting the rehabilitation and reintegration of victims of trafficking
The British Council leads on Impact Area 2 of TMSV project - Strengthening the judicial response to human trafficking, which corresponds to Project 2 “Human trafficking prevention and fighting” and Project 4 “Completing legislation and overseeing implementation of policies and laws on human trafficking prevention and fighting” of Program 130/CP.
Through the TMSV project – Impact Area 2, British Council, in partnership with Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam and local community actors, aim to deliver the following outcomes:
- Vulnerable populations at the grassroots level have increased understanding of the criminal justice system and processes in human trafficking cases
- Investigators, judges, prosecutors and lawyers trained in adjudicating and prosecuting trafficking cases including identification of trafficking indicators/cases, victim and witness sensitivity/interviewing techniques, evidence collection and case management, effective implementation of amended legislation and international best practice.
- Strengthened coordination among justice sector agencies in pilot provinces through support to improving the national database on trafficking under Vietnam’s Human Trafficking Prevention and Fighting Program in 2016 – 2020 period
The project will be implemented in 5 provinces of Viet Nam: Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.