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NCJ Number: 183845 Find in a Library
Title: Revised Draft Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Air and Sea, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime
Corporate Author: United Nations
United States of America
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: United Nations
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: A/AC.254/4/Add.1/Rev.4
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 United Nations (UN) Revised Draft Protocol Against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Air, and Sea recognizes the threats and dangers posed by transnational criminal organizations who smuggle migrants across national boundaries.
Abstract: The protocol stipulates that UN member states should give high priority to preventing the smuggling of migrants due to the links of such activity with transnational organized crime and other criminal activities. The protocol also recognizes the need to provide migrants with humane treatment and full protection of their human rights. The protocol has four major sections: (1) general provisions relating to the smuggling of migrants by land, air, and sea; (2) smuggling of migrants by sea; (3) cooperation, prevention, and other measures; and (4) final provisions on evaluating the progress of member countries in implementing the protocol.
Main Term(s): World criminology
Index Term(s): Border control; Crime in foreign countries; Foreign crime prevention; Human rights; Immigrants/Aliens; Immigration offenses; International cooperation; Organized crime prevention; Smuggling/Trafficking; United Nations (UN)
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