Kajsa Wahlberg

Kajsa Wahlberg is the National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings in Sweden.

Ms. Wahlberg is a detective inspector at the Department for Police Affairs of the National Police Board in Sweden. In 1998, she was appointed to the position as National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, on behalf of the National Police Board, following a 1997 joint declaration of the European Union. The duties of the National Rapporteur include collecting, processing and analyzing data about trafficking in human beings for different exploitative purposes into and through Sweden. Annually, the Rapporteur submits a report with recommendations for the prevention and combat of trafficking in human beings to the Government.

Ms. Wahlberg is regularly invited to international expert meetings on trafficking in human beings organized by international and regional bodies such as Europol, Interpol, the OSCE, and the Task Force on Organized Crime in the Baltic Sea Region. Since 2008, she is a permanent member of the European Commission Group of Experts on Trafficking in Human Beings.

2006-2008, she acted as an expert to a government-appointed Commission charged with evaluating the Swedish legislation on trafficking in human beings, and preparing Sweden’s ratification of the European Council Convention on Actions against Trafficking in Human Beings.  She has also acted as an expert to the 2008-2010 public Commission evaluating the application and effects of the 1999 provision that prohibits the purchase of a sexual service, and was a member of a government Commission that prepared a proposal for a National Action Plan to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings for forced labour.