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Human Trafficking Laws: Legal Provisions for Victims
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Summary of the Cambodian, Chinese, Lao PDR, Malaysian, Myanmar, Thai and Vietnamese legal provisions for victims of trafficking in comparison to the standards set out in Article 3 tp8 of the Palermo Protocol
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Human Trafficking Laws Globally






International Trafficking in Persons Laws

While there are varying approaches in the fight against human trafficking, many countries have passed anti-trafficking legislation.

At this time, 61 countries have passed national laws with this primary focus.

Almost 90% of these laws have been enacted in the last five years, demonstrating a clear acknowledgement of the dangers of human trafficking and an increasing commitment towards addressing this critical world-wide issue.

Many nations address TIP in their criminal or penal codes; these are not included in the list.

Afghanistan - The Law Countering Abduction and Human Trafficking (2008)

Argentina - The Prevention and Punishment of Trafficking In Persons and Care For Its Victims Act (2008)

Azerbaijan - The Law on the Fight Against Trafficking In Persons (2005)

Bahamas - The Trafficking In Persons Prevention and Suppression Act (2008)

Bahrain - The Law to Combat Trafficking In Persons (2008)

Belgium - The Act Containing Measures to Repress Trafficking In Persons (1995, Amended 2005)

Belize - The Trafficking In Persons Prohibition Act (2003)

Benin - The Act Relating to the Transportation of Minors and the Suppression of Child Trafficking (2006)

Bolivia - Law 3325 (2006)

Brunei - The Trafficking and Smuggling Persons Order (2004)

Burkina Faso - Law No. 029-2008 on Combating Trafficking In Persons and Related Persons (2008) (Superseding Law No. 038-2003 (2003))

Cambodia - The Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation (2008)

Cameroon - The Law Combating Child Trafficking and Slavery (2005)

Colombia - Law 985 (2005)

Cyprus - Law No. 38(III) (2007); Law No. 87(I) (2008)

Djibouti - Law 210 Regarding the Fight Against Human Trafficking (2007)

Dominican Republic - Law 137-03 (2007)

Equatorial Guinea - The Law on the Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking In Persons (2004)

Gabon - Law 09/04 Preventing and Combating Child Trafficking (2004)

Gambia - The Trafficking In Persons Act (2007)

Georgia - Law on the Fight Against Trafficking In Persons (2006)

Ghana - Human Trafficking Act (2005)

Greece - Law 3064 (2002)

Guyana - The Combating Trafficking In Persons Act (2005)

India - The Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (1956)

Indonesia - Anti-Trafficking Law (2007)

Ireland - Criminal Law-Human Trafficking Act (2008)

Israel - Anti-Trafficking Law (2006)

Italy - Measures Against Trafficking In Persons Law (2003)

Jamaica - Trafficking Act of Jamaica (2007)

Jordan - Anti-Trafficking Law (2009)

Kyrgyz Republic - The Law on Prevention and Combating Trafficking In Persons (2005)

Liberia - Act to Ban Trafficking (2005)

Macau - Anti-Trafficking Law (2008)

Madagascar - Anti-Trafficking Law No. 2007-038 (2008)

Malaysia - Anti-Trafficking Law (2007)

Mauritania - Law Against Trafficking In Persons (2003)

Mauritius - Combating of Trafficking In Persons Law (2009)

Mexico - Anti-Trafficking Law (2007)

Mozambique - Anti-Trafficking Law (2008)

Myanmar - The Anti-Trafficking In Persons Law (2005)

Nepal - Trafficking In Persons and Transportation Control Act (2007)

Nigeria - The Trafficking In Persons Law Enforcement and Administration Act (2003, Amended 2005)

Oman - Royal Decree No. 126/2008 The Law Combating Human Trafficking (2008)

Pakistan - Prevention and Control of Human Trafficking Ordinance (2002)

Palau - The Anti-Smuggling and Trafficking Act (2005)

Peru - Anti-Trafficking Law (2007, Revised 2008)

Philippines - The Anti-Trafficking Persons Act (2003)

Romania - Law No. 678/2001 (2001)

Senegal - Law to Combat Trafficking In Persons and Related Practices and to Protect Victims (2005)

Sierra Leone - The Anti-Trafficking In Persons Act (2005)

Sweden - Anti-Trafficking Law (2002)

Taiwan - Anti-Trafficking Law (2009)

Tanzania - Anti-Trafficking In Persons Act (2009)

Thailand-The Anti-Trafficking In Persons Act, B.E. 2551 (2008)

Togo - Law Related to Child Trafficking (2005) (Supplemented by Child Code (2007))

Turkmenistan - Law on the Battle Against Trafficking In Persons (2007)

Uganda - Anti-Trafficking In Persons Act (2009)

United Arab Emirates - Federal Law No. 51 (2006)

United States - The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (2000, 2008 Amended)

Zambia - Anti-Human Trafficking Act (2008)

 

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