HB 461 would bring Ohio law into compliance with federal law regarding trafficking victims aged 16 and 17.
The Council of Europe is an international organization promoting cooperation among all European countries. The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings aims to prevent trafficking in human beings, protect victims of trafficking, prosecute traffickers and promote coordination of national actions and international cooperation. The countries which have signed the Convention are monitored by the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA). The Council of Europe also supports governments in the implementation of the Convention and the recommendations emerging from its monitoring process.