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Chapter 104: UN: Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000
Commentary: The Protocol (UN Doc A/55/383 (2000), entry into force 2003) seeks to prevent and combat trafficking, protect and assist victims and promote international cooperation. See further, UNGA Resolution 55/25 (2000). In addition to the provisions extracted below, Article 7 contemplates adopting measures permitting victims of trafficking to temporarily or permanently remain within State territory. Article 8 envisages repatriating victims of trafficking to their States of nationality without undue or unreasonable delay and where personal safety permits. The UN Global Programme against Trafficking in Human Beings (GPAT) is administered by the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and engages in data collection, assessment and technical cooperation: www.unodc.org/unodc/en/ trafficking_human_beings.html. I. General Provisions Article 2: Statement of Purpose The purposes of this Protocol are: (a) (b) (c) To prevent and combat trafficking in persons, paying particular attention to women and children; To protect and assist the victims of such trafficking, with full respect for their human rights; and To promote cooperation among States Parties in order to meet those objectives. Article 3: Use of Terms For the purposes of this Protocol: (a) ‘Trafficking in persons’ shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person,...
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