Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime

                                                       

Type: Inter-regional forum on migration (regions covered: Europe - Asia - Americas –Africa)

Formal association with regional or multi-stakeholder organization : None

Established: 2002

Objectives
Initiated at the Regional Ministerial Conference on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime held in Bali, Indonesia, the Bali Process aims to address practical issues related to smuggling, trafficking and related transnational crime. The objectives for Bali Process include:

  • The development of more effective information and intelligence sharing;
  • Improved cooperation among regional law enforcement agencies to deter and combat people smuggling and trafficking networks;
  • Increased public awareness in order to discourage these activities and warn those susceptible;
  • The enactment of national legislation to criminalize people smuggling and trafficking in persons;
  • Provision of appropriate protection and assistance to the victims of trafficking, particularly women and children; and
  • Assisting countries to adopt best practices in asylum management.  

Current Thematic Focus

Members
Member States (45 States)

Afghanistan Maldives
Australia Nauru
Bangladesh Nepal
Bhutan New zealand
Brunei Darussalam Pakistan
Cambodia Palau
China Papua New Guinea
DPR Korea Philippines
Fiji Republic of Korea
France Samoa
Hong Kong (SAR of China) Singapore
India Solomon Islands
Indonesia Sri Lanka
Iran (Islamic Republic of) Syria
Iraq Thailand
Japan Timor Leste
Jordan Tonga
Kiribati Turkey
Lao PDR United Arab Emirates
Macau (SAR of China) United states of america
Malaysia Vanuatu
Mongolia Vietnam
Myanmar    

Member Organizations (4 Organizations)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
 
Chairing Country
Bali Process has permanent co-chairs: Australia and Indonesia

Observers
Observer States (19 States)

Austria
Belgium
Canada  
Cook islands
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Italy
Marshall islands
The Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Romania
Russian Federation
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United kingdom

Observer Organizations (12 Organizations)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
APC Secretariat (APC is dormant at the moment)
International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL)
European Commission (EC)
World Bank (WB)
UNICEF
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Observer ISCMs (1 ISCM)
IGC Secretariat 

Steering Group
Australia
Indonesia
New Zealand
Thailand
IOM
UNHCR

Ad Hoc Group
The Ad Hoc Group (AHG) mechanism was established in 2009 to comprehensively address situations on a case-by-case basis upon the request of most-affected countries, and to report developments to the wider membership of the Bali Process as appropriate .

Ad Hoc Group Members include 15 Bali Process Member States and 3 Member organizations:
Afghanistan
Australia
Bangladesh
India Indonesia Malaysia Maldives Myanmar New Zealand Pakistan Philippines Sri Lanka Thailand UAE  USA Viet Nam IOM UNHCR UNODC

 

The following operate under the Ad Hoc Group:

  • Ad Hoc Group Technical Experts Working Group on Irregular Movements
  • Bali Process Working Group on Trafficking in Persons
  • Bali Process Working Group on the Disruption of People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons Networks
  • Bali Process Task Force on Planning and Preparedness
  • Regional Immigration Liaison Officer Network (RILON)

Bali Process Government and Business Forum
Launched in 2017, this initiative engages the private sector to combat human trafficking, forced labor and related exploitation.

Since the Sixth Ministerial Conference in March 2016, the Bali Process has stepped up its engagement to work towards realizing the objectives of the 2016 Ministerial Declaration . The Second Forum was held on 6-7 August 2018, alongside the Seventh Ministerial Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali. Over 350 participants from 52 countries and a range of businesses attended the event. In a significant milestone for the Indo-Pacific region, the Acknowledge, Act, Advance Recommendations were endorsed by governments and businesses to advance long-term efforts to improve supply chain transparency, the treatment of workers, ethical recruitment and victim support. 

 

Secretariat
IOM Australia Country Office with Coordinating Functions for the Pacific provides technical secretariat functions for the Bali Process. 

The Regional Support Office of the Bali Process (RSO) was established in 2012 to facilitate the operationalization of the Regional Cooperation Framework or RCF (an inclusive and non-binding initiative of the Bali Process) to reduce irregular migration in the Asia and Pacific region.
The RSO aims to support and strengthen practical cooperation on refugee protection and international migration, including human trafficking and smuggling, and other components of migration management in the region. The RSO is the regional focal point for coordination, engagement, capacity building, and sharing best practice for countering people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime.The RSO operates under the oversight and direction of the Indonesian and Australian Bali Process Co-Chairs, and in consultation with UNHCR and IOM.

Website
http://www.baliprocess.net

Contact Information
Australian Co-Chair
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
RG Casey Building
John McEwan Crescent
Barton, ACT
0221 Australia
www.dfat.gov.au

Indonesian Co-Chair
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jalan Pejambon 6
Jakarta
DKI Jakarta
Indonesia
www.deplu.go.id

Bali Process Regional Support Office
Level 27, Rajanakarn Building
183 South Sathorn Road, Sathorn
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2343 9477
Email: info@rso.baliprocess.net
http://www.baliprocess.net

IOM Canberra
4th Floor Bright Consulting Building
161 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT 2608
Australia
Tel .: +61 2 6267 6655
Fax: +61 2 6257 3743
Email: srogers@iom.int
http://australia.iom.int

Meetings

13-14 February 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Technical Experts Group on Returns and Reintegration (TEGRR) meeting - Outcome Statement
11-12 February 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Task Force on Planning and Preparedness (TFPP) - Fifth Meeting -Co -chairs 'Statement (TBC)
3 December 2019, Bangkok, Thailand, 5th Joint Period of Action Debrief Workshop, Working Group on Disruption of Criminal Networks Involved in People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons - Co-chairs' Statement  
22-23 July 2019, Da Nang, Viet Nam, 14th Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials 'Meeting
June 18-20, 2019, Final Co-Chairs' Statement 

2-3 July 2019, Bangkok, Thailand, 5th Joint Period of Action Planning Workshop, Working Group on Disruption of Criminal Networks Involved in People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons - Co-chairs' Statement 
June 18-20, 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia, Bali Process Working Group on Trafficking in Persons Events -Co-chairs 'Statement (TBC)
June 22, 2019, Da Nang, Viet Nam, 14th Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials' Meeting
June 18-20, 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia, Bali Process Working Group on Trafficking in Persons Events
February 12-13, 2019 Bangkok, Thailand, Technical Experts Group on Returns and Reintegration [ TEGRR February 2019 Statement ].
February 14-15, 2019, Bangkok, Thailand, Task Force on Planning and Preparedness Fourth Meeting (TFPP) [TFPP4 Co-Chairs Statement ].
November 22, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand, 4th Joint Period of Action Debrief Workshop [ Co-Chair Statement ].
August 6-7, 2018, Bali, Indonesia, Seventh Regional Ministerial Conference [ BPMC 7 Ministerial Declaration-Final  | Strategy for Cooperation - Seventh Ministerial Conference, August 7, 2018  | Ministerial Conference Co-Chairs' Statement  | SOM Co-Chairs' Statement ].
June 26-27, 2018, Sydney, Australia; Steering Group Meeting and Ad Hoc Senior Officials 'Meeting [ Final Co-Chairs' Statement ].
May 16, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand, Fourth Annual Meeting of the Bali Process TIP Working Group [ Co-Chairs' Statement ].
May 14-15, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand, Third Annual Meeting of the Bali Process TIP Working Group [ Co-Chairs' Statement  | Bali Process Government and Civil Society Roundtable - Report ].
March 21-22, 2018, Bangkok, Thailand, Task Force on Planning and Preparedness Third Meeting (National Plans of Action) [ Co-chairs' statement ].
October 31, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ad Hoc Senior Officials 'Meeting [ Final Co-Chairs' Statement  | Bali Process Strategy: update | AHG Progress Report |Global Compacts paper ].
September 14, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, 3rd Joint Period of Action Debrief Workshop under the Working Group on the Disruption of People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons Networks [ Bali Process Co-Chair's Media Statement ].
August 24-25, 2017, Perth, Australia, Bali Process Government and Business Forum [ Co-Chairs' Statement | Perth Forum Work Plan ]. May 23-24, 2017, Bali, Indonesia, Consultation Workshop - Bali Process Policy Guide on Following the Money in Trafficking in Persons Cases [ Co-Chairs' statements ]. May 25, 2017, Bali, Indonesia, Bali Process Working Group on Trafficking in Persons Meeting [Co-Chairs' Statement ]. May 18-19, 2017, Bali, Indonesia, Second Meeting of the Task Force on Planning and Preparedness (in support of the Consultation Mechanism) - Table Top Exercise on Irregular and Mixed Maritime Movements [ Co-chairs' statement] . February 28, 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3rd Joint Period of Action Planning Workshop [ Co-chairs' Statement ]. February 23-24, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, Regional Biometric Data Exchange Solution (RBDES) - First Ad Hoc Group RBDES Workshop [ Outcome Statements  | RBDES -Frequently Asked Questions  ].

January 27, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand, Bali Process Task Force on Planning and Preparedness (in support of the Consultation Mechanism) Meeting [ Co-chairs' statement  ].
November 16, 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka, “Eleventh Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials” [ Final Co-Chairs' Statement | Review of Region's Response to Andaman Sea Situation of May 2015 ].
March 23, 2016, Bali, Indonesia, Sixth Regional Ministerial Conference, [ Final Co-Chairs' Statement | Bali Declaration on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime (Attachment A) ].
March 22, 2016, Bali, Indonesia, Senior Officials Meeting, [Senior Officials Meeting final Co-Chairs' Statement ].
February 2, 2016, Bangkok, Thailand, Tenth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials, [ Outcomes Statement ].
May 6, 2015, Wellington, New Zeeland, Senior Officials Meeting. 
August 6, 2014, Canberra, Australia, Eighth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials .
April 2, 2013, Bali, Indonesia, Fifth Regional Ministerial Conference .
April 1, 2013, Bali, Indonesia, Senior Officials Meeting .
March 4-5, 2013, Sydney, Australia, Seventh Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials' Meeting .
June 1, 2012, Bali, Indonesia, Sixth Meeting of the Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials .

 

Documents

Fifth Regional Ministerial Conference 2013 Final Co-Chairs' Statement
The Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Events of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime 2012 Co-Chairs' Statement
Fourth Regional Ministerial Conference 2011 Final Co-Chairs' statement
Third Regional Ministerial Conference 2009 Co-Chairs' statement
Second Regional Ministerial Conference 2003 Co-Chairs statement
First Regional Ministerial Conference on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime 2002 Bali Ministerial Conference Co-Chairs Statement
Senior Officials Meeting March 2016 Senior Officials Meeting final Co-Chairs' Statement
Senior Officials Meeting - Ministerial Conference Preparatory Meeting
2003 Summary of the Bali Conference Preparatory Meeting
Bali Process Civil Registration Assessment Toolkit
Bali Process Handbook on Addressing Irregular Migration through Effective Information Campaigns
Bali Process Policy Guides on Criminalizing Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons
Bali Process Policy Guides on Identification and Protection of Victims of Trafficking
Bali Process Thematic Brief on Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR)
Global Compacts on Refugees and on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: The Bali Process experience ( Global Compacts paper 2017)
Guide on Assisting and Interviewing Child Victims of Trafficking
Overview of the Bali Process Regional Support Office
Privacy and Data Protection Laws of Bali Process Member States
Quick Reference Guide for Frontline Border Officials
Quick Reference Guide on Interviewing Victims of Trafficking