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NCJ Number: 182616 Find in a Library
Title: Revised Draft Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime
Corporate Author: United Nations
Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
New York, NY 10017
United Nations
Publication Number: A/AC.254/4/Add.3/Rev.3
Sale Source: United Nations
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United Nations
Annotation: The revised draft "Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children," recognizes that women and children are particularly vulnerable to and targeted by transnational criminal organizations engaged in trafficking in persons.
Abstract: The protocol stipulates that effective action to combat international trafficking in persons, especially women and children, requires a comprehensive international approach in the countries of origin, transit, and destination, including measures to prevent international trafficking, to punish traffickers, and to protect victims and human rights. Despite the existence of a variety of international instruments containing rules and practical measures to prevent the sexual exploitation of women and children, there is no universal instrument that addresses all aspects of trafficking in persons. The protocol is intended to ensure victims of trafficking persons receive appropriate protection, to promote cooperation among United Nations members, to provide as appropriate for the safe and voluntary return of victims to their countries of origin, and to inform and educate the public about the causes and consequences of trafficking in persons. In addition, the protocol addresses the need to provide victims with appropriate legal, medical, psychological, and financial assistance. Other provisions of the protocol deal with victim rehabilitation, law enforcement measures, border controls, and the security and verification of travel documents.
Main Term(s): Foreign crime prevention
Index Term(s): Border control; Child victims; Crime in foreign countries; Female victims; International cooperation; International law; International Law Enforcement Cooperation; Organized crime prevention; Smuggling/Trafficking; United Nations (UN); Victims in foreign countries
Note: Ad Hoc Committee on the Elaboration of a Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, Fifth Session, Vienna, 4-15 October 1999
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