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April 19, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Criminal Codes of the FBiH RS and BD are in line with the BiH Criminal Code. The aforementioned amendments also intensified penalties for criminal offenses, envisaging a sentence of at least 5 years in prison for the basic offense, whereas for the trafficking of minors, as well as for the commission of the criminal offense by an official person while on duty, the law envisaged the sentence of minimum 10 years of imprisonment" (22).
April 17, 2019, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Child sex trafficking is prohibited by law. On March 29, the Legislative Assembly approved a reform to the penal code to increase prison sentences for convicted traffickers from four to eight years, to six to 10 years" (p. 24).
April 15, 2019, 9:10 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Penalties for facilitating child sex trafficking are 10 to 15 years in prison, with fines ranging from one million to 2.5 million lempiras ($42,400 to $106,000)" (p. 24).
April 12, 2019, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"[Hong Kong] The law does not prohibit all forms of forced or compulsory labor, nor do laws specifically criminalize forced labor" (page 120). "[Macau] The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor. Penalties range from three to 12 years’ imprisonment with minimum and maximum sentences increased by one-third if the victim is under the age of 14. Observers considered these penalties to be generally sufficient to deter the use of forced labor" (page 138).
April 11, 2019, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The process of preparing legislation on human trafficking, which began in 2014, has reached a very important stage. The law was adopted on 7 December 2016 and is awaiting enactment. The law is a response to the need to prevent and suppress human trafficking and exploitation, in particular that of young girls, which is occurring on a large scale in Côte d’Ivoire. The law on trafficking also defines the acts which qualify as human trafficking, namely: the exploitation of persons, forced labour, sexual exploitation, organized exploitation, begging and migrant smuggling" (23). "Decree No. 2014-290 of 21 May 2014 implementing law No. 2010-272 on the prohibition of trafficking and the worst...more
April 10, 2019, 2:23 p.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law also makes it an offense to traffic in persons younger than 18 years for sexual exploitation or for forced labor. The country’s courts may prosecute citizens who commit child sex offenses overseas" (p. 9).
April 9, 2019, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption, establishment or reinstatement of the following: (c) National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking, in 2012" (2).
April 9, 2019, 12:57 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law provides for the death penalty in cases of conviction for murder, ...rape, adultery, drug possession and trafficking, recidivist alcohol use, consensual same-sex sexual conduct, and 'insults against the memory of Imam Khomeini and against the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic'" (3).
April 9, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Penalties for trafficking children range from four to 16 years in prison" (p. 12).
April 5, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Perpetrators convicted of promoting, publicizing, or facilitating sexual tourism involving minors face seven to 12 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 800 to 2,000 times the daily minimum wage. For those convicted of involvement in sexual tourism who commit sexual acts with minors, the law requires a 12- to 16-year prison sentence and a fine of 2,000 to 3,000 times the daily minimum wage. Conviction of sexual exploitation of a minor carries an eight- to 15-year prison sentence and a fine of 1,000 to 2,500 times the daily minimum wage" (p. 27).
April 1, 2019, 7:43 a.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Law 20,507 prohibits all forms of human trafficking, prescribing penalties ranging from five years and one day to 15 years in prison, plus fines, for trafficking offenses. m five years and one day to 15 years in prison, plus fines, for trafficking offenses. Nevertheless, internal child sex trafficking cases were often prosecuted under a different law, Article 367 of the penal code, which provides lesser penalties. Due to sentencing guidelines for firsttime offenders or those sentenced to less than five years’ confinement, many convicted traffickers were given weak and inadequate sentences for the crime, which continued to hamper efforts to deter and hold traffickers accountable" (p.11).
March 31, 2019, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Russia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In April a criminal case was initiated against a 20-year-old resident of Ingushetia after he kidnapped a 19-year-old woman to be his wife" (47).
March 29, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
Countries: Malawi
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, LDS-LAW-1, MARR-LAW-1

"The law prohibits subjecting a child to any social or customary practice that is harmful to health or general development. Prohibited practices included child trafficking, forced labor, early and forced marriage or betrothal, and use of children as security for loans or other debts" (para 97).
March 29, 2019, 4:03 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Those convicted of buying an abducted child could be sentenced to three years’ imprisonment" (page 59). "Persons who forced girls under age 14 into prostitution could be sentenced to seven years to life in prison in addition to a fine or confiscation of property. In especially serious cases, violators could receive a life sentence or death sentence, in addition to confiscation of property. Those who visited female prostitutes under age 14 were subject to five years or more in prison in addition to paying a fine" (page 59). "The law prohibits forced and compulsory labor, but there were reports that forced labor of adults and children occurred (see section 7.c.)"...more
March 25, 2019, 2:20 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, and authorities generally enforced the law, although girls continued to be exploited in prostitution in exchange for money, food, and school fees" (26). "The law prescribes a minimum sentence of one year’s imprisonment for the trafficking of adults but does not prescribe a maximum sentence" (33). "According to the law, 'a parent, caregiver, guardian, or relative who engages in any act or connives with any other person to subject a child to sexual molestation, prohibited child labor, or such other act, that places the well-being of a child at risk is guilty of a second-degree felony'" (34).more
March 21, 2019, 11:12 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The government did not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking and was not making significant efforts to do so" (para 242).
March 15, 2019, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Morocco
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor. Penalties were sufficient to deter violations" (page 33).
March 15, 2019, 8:14 a.m.
Countries: Brazil
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"Sexual exploitation of children, adolescents, and other vulnerable persons is punishable by four to 10 years in prison. The law defines sexual exploitation as child sex trafficking, sexual activity, production of child pornography, and public or private sex shows. The law sets a minimum age of 14 for consensual sex, with the penalty for conviction of statutory rape ranging from eight to 15 years in prison" (p. 15).
March 15, 2019, 7 a.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Penalties for trafficking children range from four to 16 years in prison" (p. 13).
March 13, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In Colombia, the offence of trafficking in persons and other related offences are criminalized. To effectively prosecute and punish them, specialized groups are designated by the entities responsible for investigation and prosecution" (20).
March 12, 2019, 12:43 p.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Additionally, the law allows for capital punishment in less serious crimes such as theft, destruction of military facilities and national assets, fraud, kidnapping, distribution of pornography, and trafficking in persons" (2).
March 11, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In Kazakhstan, criminal liability is established for human trafficking, including trafficking in women and girls. Criminal offences related to human trafficking are recognized as offences under article 116 (Coercion to remove or unlawful removal of human organs or tissue), article 125, part 3, paragraph 2 (Abduction for the purpose of exploitation), article 126, part 3, paragraph 2 (Unlawful deprivation of liberty for the purpose of exploitation), articles 128 (Human trafficking), 134 (Recruitment of minors for prostitution), 135 (Trafficking in minors), 308 (Recruitment for prostitution), 309 (Establishing or maintaining premises for prostitution or procurement) of the Criminal Code entailing a penalty of deprivation of liberty for a term of 3 to...more
March 8, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-LAW-1

"Prostitution and human trafficking are illegal within Mongolia" (para. 6).
March 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Commercial sexual exploitation of children is illegal, and conviction carries penalties of two to five years in prison and a fine of 200,000 to two million ouguiyas ($606 to $6,060). NGOs asserted the laws were not properly enforced" (page 21). "The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, including by children. It also criminalizes the practice of slavery and imposes penalties both on government officials who do not take action on reported cases and on those who benefit from contracting forced labor. Although the government made advances toward ending slavery, such as the adoption of the Roadmap for the Eradication of the Vestiges of Slavery, its efforts to...more
March 6, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The government took steps to discourage the abuse of boys and to prosecute or punish those involved. On February 22, President Ghani signed a Law to Combat Crimes of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants, which includes legal provisions criminalizing behaviors associated with the sexual exploitation of children. The law criminalizes the various acts associated with bacha bazi, including not only sexual exploitation of a minor, but also forced dancing, and prescribes punishments ranging from eight to 12 years" (29).
March 6, 2019, 6:01 a.m.
Countries: Argentina
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The country is a party to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction" (p. 17).
March 5, 2019, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

" For example, the anti-human trafficking law allows a maximum imprisonment of 20 years and a fine, depending on the nature of the offense" (31).
March 1, 2019, 11:52 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Law No. 15 of 2011 on combating human trafficking criminalized human trafficking in all its forms and varieties" (27).
Feb. 17, 2019, 4 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with satisfaction that the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international instruments since the Committee’s consideration of its fourth periodic report: (e) The adoption of the Act against Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Trafficking in Persons (Legislative Decree No. 9-2009)" (2).
Feb. 17, 2019, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Guatemala
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Congress has also adopted the Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act (Decree No. 9-2009) and the Termination of Ownership Rights Act (Legislative Decree No. 55-2010)" (6). "In the area of legislation, an important landmark is the Sexual Violence, Exploitation and Human Trafficking Act (Legislative Decree No 9-2009), whose stated purpose is to prevent, punish and eradicate sexual violence, exploitation and human trafficking and to provide victim support and protection as well as redress for the harm and damage caused" (29).