Since the adoption of the The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children in 2000 many countries around the world have passed laws to combat trafficking and provide assistance to the trafficking victims. Other countries have included provisions in their Criminal Code or other form of legislation. In those countries that have not passed an anti-trafficking law and do not have specific anti-trafficking provisions in other related legislation, the crime of trafficking may be covered by laws prohibiting exploitation, prostitution, slavery and related crimes. To access the legal database, please click on the following links:

International Conventions on Trafficking in Persons
Anti-trafficking Legislation in the United States
Anti-trafficking Legislation Around the World
Human Rights Model Laws and Action Plans

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