Combating Human Trafficking in Asia: A Resource Guide to by United Nations

By United Nations

This source consultant identifies the overseas and nearby criminal tools that may be used to strive against the trafficking in individuals and different similar kinds of exploitation corresponding to human rights, slavery and slavery-like practices, migration, exertions and gender. It additionally offers options to governments in strengthening and enhancing their legislation enforcement reaction to satisfy the necessities of foreign tools. vital United international locations conventions on human rights, slavery, transnational geared up crime, migrant staff, ladies, exertions, wages, and baby welfare tested. The consultant is especially particular to governments within the Asia sector and police officers so that it will elevate their means to successfully wrestle trafficking in folks.

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Punishment should be swift, certain and severe enough to deter future traffickers. All levels of traffickers should be arrested, not just the lower level actors. However, it is vital to recognize that all actors are not necessarily traffickers. For instance, an agent may be used to move a person across international boundaries, but no actual exploitation occurs by the agent, but only by a third party. The agent should not be considered a trafficker unless that agent has engaged in exploitation defined in the Trafficking Protocol definition of trafficking.

States should adopt the broadest range of measures necessary to combat trafficking in persons and should not limit measures solely to those that are legally required. An effective law enforcement response requires national legislation (including the constitution if necessary) policy, procedures and practices to be harmonized with international norms and standards and incorporated in national plans and programmes. National plans of action should be used to build links and partnerships between governmental institutions involved in combating trafficking and/or assisting trafficked persons and relevant sectors of civil society.

Because of the hidden nature of trafficking, trafficked persons can not be set free and traffickers can not be punished unless law enforcement conducts thorough and proactive investigation of cases of trafficking. Improving the Law Enforcement Response to Trafficking in Persons 31 1. Victim reporting Identification of trafficked persons must not be dependent on reporting by the person trafficked. In trafficking cases, only those who are able to escape or are rescued report the crime, and even then, not all will do so.

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