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Dr. Maria Grazia GIAMMARINARO Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, Vienna


1975 Licentia doctorate in Italian Literature and Sociology, University of Palermo
1984-1991 Teacher of Italian Literature, Rome
1986 Licentia doctorate in Law from the Department of Civil Law, University of Palermo
1991-1996 Judge, Criminal Law, Rome
1996-2001 Head of the Legislative Office of the Minister for Equal Opportunities, Italy
1997-1999 Member of the Italian delegation, Committee on the elaboration of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
1997-2001 Co-ordinator, Italian Inter-ministerial Committee of Government Action against Trafficking in Women and Children
1998 Member of the Italian delegation at the Conference of Rome in which the Statute of the International Criminal Court was approved
1999-2000 Member of the Italian delegation, Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocol on Trafficking in Persons at the UN Commission for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Vienna
1999-2000 Italian representative at all G-8 meetings of the Lyon Group concerning transnational organized crime, in particular the sub-group on smuggling of migrants and Trafficking in Persons
2000-2002 Vice-President of the National Advisory Committee of the Chief of Defence on co-ordination and evaluation of the recruitment and integration of female voluntary military personnel in the Armed Forced
2001 President of the  Women, Health, HIV National Committee
2001-2006 Judge, Preliminary Investigation at the Criminal Court in Rome
2002-2004 Legal expert, LARA project of the Council of Europe on Criminal Law Reform on Trafficking in Human Beings in Eastern European countries
2003-2006 Member of the Committee for Equal Opportunities established by the National Superior Council of the Judiciary
2003-2005 Scientific Expert, Ad Hoc Committee on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CAHTEH), Council of Europe
2006-2010 Seconded National Expert at the European Commission, Directorate General for Justice, Freedom and Security
2006-2010 Co-ordinator, European Commission Expert Group on Trafficking in Human Beings