Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking, especially women and children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime

Source: 
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Date: 
2000
Category: 
Awareness
Origin: 
International
Summary: 
International instrument that defines and criminalizes human trafficking -The Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, was adopted by General Assembly resolution 55/25. It entered into force on 25 December 2003. It is the first global legally binding instrument with an agreed definition on trafficking in persons. The intention behind this definition is to facilitate convergence in national approaches with regard to the establishment of domestic criminal offences that would support efficient international cooperation in investigating and prosecuting trafficking in persons cases. An additional objective of the Protocol is to protect and assist the victims of trafficking in persons with full respect for their human rights.
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