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Cablegate: Tip -- Cooperation with the French Against

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P 131057Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 JAKARTA 003146

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DEPT FOR EAP, EAP/MTS, EAP/RSA, EUR/WE, G/TIP
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DOJ FOR CTS THORNTON, AAG SWARTZ
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TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM KWMN ID FR XC
SUBJECT: TIP -- COOPERATION WITH THE FRENCH AGAINST
TRAFFICKING


1. (U) This message is Sensitive but Unclassified -- Please
handle accordingly.

2. (SBU) SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Justice
International Criminal Investigation Training Assistance
Program (ICITAP) Indonesia collaborated recently with the
French Embassy on a regional seminar entitled "Fighting
Against Sexual Exploitation." The seminar--which was held in
Bali--was a continuation of the ICITAP Indonesian-Malaysian
Bilateral TIP Program meant to develop regional responses
against trafficking. The seminar focused on identifying
effective operational strategies to fight trafficking,
underlining the importance of building region-wide
coordination. END SUMMARY.

REGION-WIDE COORDINATION

3. (SBU) From November 6-8, ICITAP Indonesia and the French
Embassy sponsored a regional Trafficking in Persons seminar
with the Indonesian National Police (INP). Participants also
hailed from:

-- the Royal Malaysian Police (RMP);
-- the Indonesian Attorney General Office (AGO);
-- the Malaysian Attorney General Office (AGO);
-- NGOs;
-- the Australian Federal Police (AFP);
-- the Royal Thai Police (RTP);
-- the Timor 'Leste Police (TLP);
-- International Organization on Migration (IOM); and,
-- UNICEF.

Nearly 80 officials participated in total.

4. (SBU) The focus of the seminar involved identifying
effective strategies that can be integrated throughout the
region to develop cohesive responses and networks at the
operational level to combat trafficking. The ICITAP/INP
"Point of Origin" police and NGO integration strategy was
identified as an effective approach already in use in
Indonesia. Victim recovery and repatriation mechanisms,
cultural considerations, impediments, and other mediating
variables were a central theme throughout the discussions.

5. (SBU) IOM, UNICEF, and NGO perspectives and insights on
victim recovery and court preparation practices were well
received. The AFP perspective on standardized reporting
mechanisms and TIP database development was particularly
useful.

TEAMWORK IS KEY

6. (SBU) During the seminar, Indonesian and Malaysian
authorities agreed to develop cross-functional teams of law
enforcement, AGO officials, and NGOs. The teams--after
further consultation--would deploy to border crossing points
along the Indonesian-Malaysian border with high volume
trafficking. ICITAP Indonesia would facilitate the
development and training of the teams once they have been
identified by host governments.

7. (SBU) The AFP and ICITAP Indonesia will also work with
the INP to develop a standardized TIP reporting format for
information received from victims, NGOs and law enforcement
agencies from both Indonesia and Malaysia. The reports will
be collated into the INP Transnational Crime Center (TNCC)
database at police headquarters in Jakarta. The INP agreed
to share this information and actionable intelligence with
the RMP on a regular basis once the teams have been formed.
The Royal Thai Police delegation asked to be kept informed as
to the progress of the teams and indicated their desire to
participate regionally.

NEXT STEPS

8. (SBU) This is the third session of the ICITAP INP/RMP TIP

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Bilateral Project since April 2007, and the second session
that involved French Embassy collaboration. Despite the
usual reticence and impediments of new operational
initiatives, measurable progress was made. Success can be
attributed to identifying key participants that have the
influence to carry out conference objectives, integrate
participants into functional working groups, and focus on
realistic operational objectives. ICITAP Indonesia and the
French Law Enforcement Liaison Officer will be conducting
follow-up meetings in coordination with Embassy Kuala Lumpur
and Indonesian stakeholders.

HUME

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