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Cablegate: Tip Report Delivered to Key German Ministries

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RR RUEHAG RUEHDF RUEHLZ
DE RUEHRL #0750 1581249
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 061249Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1390
INFO RUCNFRG/FRG COLLECTIVE
RUEAWJA/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC
RUEHC/DEPT OF LABOR WASHINGTON DC
RHEFHLC/HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC
RUEAUSA/DEPT OF HHS WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS BERLIN 000750

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS
STATE FOR G/TIP, EUR, DRL, INL, IO, AND PRM
PLEASE PASS USAID

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TAGS: KCRM PHUM KWMN SMIG ASEC PREF ELAB PGOV PREL
GM
SUBJECT: TIP REPORT DELIVERED TO KEY GERMAN MINISTRIES

REF: A. STATE 59360
B. BERLIN 240
C. 07 BERLIN 1190

1. (U) THIS MESSAGE CONTAINS AN ACTION REQUEST FOR G/TIP.
PLEASE SEE PARA 3.

2. (U) On June 4, Global Affairs Officer and Embassy Legal
Advisor delivered ref A points informing regarding the TIP
Report's release and Germany's tier ranking to key officials
in the German MFA, Family Ministry, Interior Ministry, Labor
Ministry, and Justice Ministry. Post also shared the text of
Germany's country narrative, including a German translation.
Post is scheduled to follow up with these ministries in a
July 1 interagency roundtable meeting to be hosted by the
MFA. A German translation of the country narrative has been
posted on the Embassy's website at
http://amerikadienst.usembassy.de, along with links to the
entire TIP Report on the Department's website.

3. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST: In advance of the July 1 meeting
with German officials, post requests G/TIP guidance to
respond to previous German thoughts on potential ways to
strengthen bilateral cooperation in the international fight
against TIP (ref B). Specifically, in a February 25 meeting
to review G/TIP's Action Plan for Germany, German officials
noted the success of a 2006 DOJ visit focused on the U.S.
T-Visa and suggested that a further exchange of best
practices on victim identification techniques and efforts to
fight labor trafficking would be useful for both countries.
German officials have also expressed interest in improved
information sharing between German and U.S. law enforcement
on the structure and practices of criminal organizations
engaged in trafficking. Finally, both the MFA and Justice
Ministry reiterated interest in receiving information about
U.S. efforts to educate and sensitize judges on TIP (ref C).


TIMKEN JR

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