An Exploration of Promising Practices in Response to Human Trafficking in Canada

International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy
Our most recent product, An Exploration of Promising Practices in Response to Human Trafficking in Canada, is available in both English and French. The project assists with the identification of potential best practices to help combat human trafficking in Canada. The project was commissioned by the Government of Manitoba on behalf of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Forum of Senior Officials responsible for the Status of Women. The report has three parts. The first part discusses the legal and sociological context required to understand human trafficking issues as they relate to prevention and victim services. In this regard, the Trafficking Protocol to the Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, the first internationally agreed upon definition of trafficking in persons, frames the discussion. The report outlines Canada's laws against human trafficking: section 279.01 of the Criminal Code, passed in 2005, and section 118 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, passed in 2002. Canada's existing human trafficking coordination bodies and victims services at the federal, provincial and territorial levels are briefly canvassed. The second section explores promising practices in human trafficking prevention and victim services while the third offers brief conclusions and recommendations on the practices presented. This report is available on the Government of Manitoba’s Website, as well as that of ICCLR.
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