An international monitoring group has been created by the Council of Europe to implement the Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. The Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) will be composed of between ten and fifteen experts in the field of human rights. Once the Convention takes effect in February of 2008 the group will be formed within the following year and will establish its own methods for monitoring trafficking in human beings within the member states. The Convention has been ratified by Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Moldova, Romania and Slovakia, and the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, has urged more states to ratify it.
The Council of Europe press release can be found here.