On September 27, 2022, the Embassy’s Rule of Law Program Director Jessica Carl delivered opening remarks at a regional counter human trafficking workshop designed to contribute to helping protect victims and end impunity for traffickers.
The workshop was organized through the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and supported by the Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Office. Human trafficking is global concern, and the joint proactive investigation and protection of victims is necessary to put an end to this deplorable crime. Respect for human rights is a value shared by all NATO and EU Member States, and Montenegro continues to show commitment to protecting human rights on its path to full Euro-Atlantic integration. On this journey, the United States will continue to support Montenegro in implementing all the necessary rule-of-law reforms, including assisting in enhancing efforts to fight human trafficking.