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May 15, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Nigeria
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the revised Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Law Enforcement and Administration Act, which entered into force in 2015, and the establishment of a trust fund for victims of trafficking in 2008" (9).
May 9, 2018, 4:01 p.m.
Countries: Haiti
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2009 of the State party's combined initial to seventh periodic reports…in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of…The Human Trafficking Act, in 2014" (1-2). "The Committee welcomes the fact that in the period since the consideration of the previous report, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following international and regional instruments...Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2011" (2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Law to combat trafficking in human beings" (8).
May 5, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
Countries: Slovenia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the amendment to the Penal Code to include provisions on trafficking in persons and the exploitation of victims of trafficking for prostitution and increase the sentences for such offences. It notes with appreciation the adoption and implementation of action plans developed by the Inter-ministerial Working Group for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, in addition to the education and training activities of the State party and non-governmental organizations targeting the judiciary and law enforcement personnel, border police officers and social workers" (7). "The Committee is, however, concerned about...The absence of a comprehensive gender-sensitive law on trafficking in persons" (7).
April 25, 2018, 2:40 p.m.
Countries: Japan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Child prostitution is illegal, with a penalty of imprisonment with labor for up to five years or a fine of up to three million yen ($28,300) for adult offenders and penalties of up to seven years’ imprisonment and fines of up to 10 million yen ($94,300) for traffickers" (17).
April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Constitution states that everyone has the right and freedom from slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking. The Crimes Decree criminalizes trafficking of persons and children. The penalty is imprisonment from 12 to 25 years" (15).
April 20, 2018, 1:18 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1

" the Committee remains concerned about the prevalence of the trafficking of women and girls to the State party and the absence of comprehensive anti-trafficking legislation, as well as the failure of the State party to criminalize all forms of trafficking. It is also concerned about the limited definition of pimping, which may impede the adequate prosecution of the exploitation of prostitution, as well as the limited data currently available to determine the scale of the phenomenon" (7).
April 11, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
Countries: Albania
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3, TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the significant efforts of the State party in combating trafficking in women and girls, including for the purpose of sexual and labour exploitation, by introducing amendments to the Criminal Code (LawNo. 144/2013) criminalizing the use of services provided by victims of trafficking and decriminalizing victims of trafficking. It commends the State party on its efforts to improve the referral of victims to appropriate services, and improve the protection and assistance provided, including financial assistance. The Committee notes with concern, however, that the State party remains a source and destination country for trafficking in women and girls, especially trafficking linked to tourism in coastal areas. It also regrets...more
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The fight against trafficking in women and exploitation of prostitution of women led to the adoption of Act No. 029-2008/AN of 15 May 2008 on combating trafficking in persons and similar practices, which characterizes trafficking in persons as a crime" (19).
April 10, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2010 of the State party’s initial report (CEDAW/C/ARE/1) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the 2012 and 2015 amendments to Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking" (pg 1).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee notes with concern that there are three different laws on trafficking in women and girls that do not address the issue systematically, as well as a lack of information on the number of complaints, investigations, prosecutions and convictions relating to trafficking in women and girls and on support and rehabilitation programmes for victims" (Pg 6).
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In response to its international commitments, the State of Kuwait passed into law Act no. 91 (2013), on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants. Article 1 defines the terms appearing in the act, including organized transnational crime, trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants and the nature of illegal entry. Article 2 of the act provides for the death penalty as the maximum punishment for human trafficking. Article 3 of the act provides for a term of imprisonment of not more than 15 years and a fine of not less than KWD 10,000 and not more than KWD 20,000 for those who commit the crime of smuggling migrants. Article 4...more
April 5, 2018, 9:17 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s third periodic report (CEDAW/C/LBN/3) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: Law No. 164 of 2011, punishing the crime of trafficking in persons" (pg 1). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 164 of 2011 to combat trafficking, but notes with concern that the artist visa scheme of 1962 facilitates the sexual exploitation of women migrant workers in the entertainment sector, that Law No. 164 is not being enforced effectively, that it criminalizes victims and tha t it is without prejudice to the artist visa scheme. It is also...more
April 4, 2018, 11:54 p.m.
Countries: Portugal
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the updated national referral system established in 2014 and the third national plan to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings (2014-2017), but is concerned: . . . (c) That a lenient sentencing policy is applied for traffickers, who reportedly are often charged with the crime of pimping, which carries a lighter punishment" (page 7).
April 4, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Law on Human Trafficking, which explicitly prohibits forced labour and sexual exploitation, in 2011" (2).
April 4, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"That the bill to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, which has been under consideration since 2009, and the draft national plan of action to combat human trafficking (2010-2013), developed by the Inter-Agency Trafficking Working Group, have not yet been adopted" (7).
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2008 of the State party’s combined second to fifth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/MDG/5) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (a) Law to combat trafficking in persons, which criminalizes forced marriage, among other forms of exploitation, in 2014" (page 1).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Furthermore, the Government has inserted into the Criminal Code (Law No.1/05 of 22 April 2009, revising the Criminal Code) clause that severely punish trafficking in women and girls...Moreover, the Government has ratified the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ratified by Law No. 1/05 of 5 April 2012)" (15). "Under the Criminal Code in force since 2009, the exploitation of prostitution is a criminal offence" (15). "Article 539 of the Criminal Code establishes that: 'Whoever has violated public morals to satisfy the passions of another person or persons by instigating, abetting or facilitating debauchery, corruption, and the prostitution of persons of either sex...more
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the ratification of the Convention, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (a) Child Care and Protection Act, in 2015, which contains provisions on the trafficking of children, including girls, and the minimum age of marriage; (b) Prevention of Organized Crime Act, in 2004 (entered into force in May 2009), which has been used to combat trafficking in human beings, including women and girls" (page 1-2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of the Child Care and Protection Act of 2015, which contains a chapter on combating trafficking in children; the inclusion of human trafficking among the 12 areas of focus in the...more
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the consideration in 2005 of the State party’s combined initial, second and third periodic reports (CEDAW/C/GMB/1-3) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following legislation: (a) Domestic Violence Act, in 2013; (b) Sexual Offences Act, in 2013; (c) Women’s Act, in 2010; (d) Legal Aid Act, in 2008; (e) Trafficking in Persons Act, in 2007" (page 1-2). "The Committee welcomes the fact that, in the period since the consideration of the previous reports, the State party has ratified or acceded to the following instruments: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, in 2015;...more
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"On 16 October 2014, the Legislative Assembly adopted the Special Act against Trafficking in Persons, which aims at detection, prevention, prosecution and punishment of the crime of trafficking, as well as care, projection and redress of the rights for victims. This enactment replaces the treatment of this offense in the Penal Code, through legislative Decree 824/2014 creating said Act" (19). "In 2012 the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (MJSP), through the National Council on Trafficking in Persons, adopted a national policy on a comprehensive and effective approach to trafficking in persons, which provides guidance for the design and implementation of public policies dealing with the approach to this offense;...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the adoption, since the consideration in 1994 of the State party’s second periodic report (CEDAW/C/SEN/2), of the following legislative measures: . . . (c) Law No. 2005-06 of 10 May 2005 on combating trafficking in persons and similar practices and the protection of victims; . . . The Committee welcomes the ratification by the State party of the following international treaties since the consideration of its previous report: (a) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in 2010;(b) Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, in 2008" (page 2). "The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2005-06 of 10 May 2005 on...more
March 14, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee is further concerned that the current Criminal Code does not sanction all forms of trafficking" (9).
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since the ratification of the Convention, in particular the adoption of the following legislative measures: (a) Children’s Protection and Welfare Act, in 2012; (b) People Trafficking and People Smuggling (Prohibition) Act, in 2009" (page 1). "The Committee welcomes the State party’s accession to the following international instruments: . . . (b) Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, in 2012; . . . (f) Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, in 2012; (g) Protocol...more
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Offences Law was promulgated by Royal Decree No. M/40 of 21/07/1430 A.H. (14/07/2009). The law is in line with international and regional anti-trafficking in persons standards. It prohibits all forms of trafficking in persons described in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Concention against Transnational Organized Crime (Palermo Protocol) to which Saudi Arabia is a party. The law adds other forms of trafficking not included in the protocol, namely the conduct of medical experiments and mendicancy. The law defines different types of trafficking-in-persons offences and the penalties thereof, which may be up to 15...more
March 7, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Between 2012 and 2016, the General Law for Women's Access to a Life Free from Violence (LGAMVLV) saw four modifications; outlined are: the reform to penalize femicide in accordance with the Federal Penal Code (CPF), the reduction of the term from 24 to 8 hours to issue protection orders, the modification of Article 47 which establishes that the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR) must have a public record of crimes committed against women, protocol with a gender perspective (PEG) for the immediate search for women and children who have disappeared, and the investigation of discrimination, sexual crimes, femicide, human trafficking, and crimes against liberty" (page 5). "The General Law...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The offence of trafficking in persons as contained in the Penal Code is a new offence introduced in 2006" (13).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In terms of domestic law, Costa Rica passed laws relating to the strengthening of public institutions, gender violence, trafficking in persons, femicide, social responsibilities in raising children, special population groups, and some of an economic nature. These include: ...3) Law 9095 of 8 February 2013 the Human Trafficking Act, and establishment of the National Coalition against Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking (CONATT)..." (10). "In February 2013, the Human Trafficking Act and the creation of the National Coalition against Illegal Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking (CONATT) (Law 1995) entered into force, which prohibits all forms of human trafficking and imposes prison sentences of between 4 and 20 years..." (19-20). "Since 2013,...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act 2010...outlaw specific forms of violence against women" (13). This specific law outlaws trafficking, especially of women and children (CODER COMMENT-BCT). "Enactment of Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act 2010" (19).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"A number of legal, institutional and administrative measures have been taken to combat trafficking in women and the exploitation of prostitution. The 2012 annual report on implementation of the Government’s general policy statement notes that the following actions were carried out: (a) At the legal and institutional level, the following legislation was enacted: 1. Act No. 61-27 of 15 July 1961 establishing the Penal Code, as subsequently amended; 2. Order No. 2010-086/P/CSRD/MJ/DH of 16 December 2010 on the fight against trafficking in persons; 3. Decree No. 2012-082/PRN/MJ of 21 March 2012 establishing the organization, membership and modus operandi of the National Coordination Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons; 4. Decree...more
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"According to Articles 164 and 165 of the Criminal Code, kidnapping of a pregnant woman and trafficking of a pregnant woman are among the aggravating circumstances related to such crimes. The Criminal Code forbids application of unpaid community work to pregnant women, women with children under 8 years old (Article 67 (4))" (Pg 7). "We find that the crime indicators are decreasing (see CCD, p. 144). Concerning the actual state of convictions for human trafficking, it is noted that currently in Moldova 133 convicts serve a prison sentence for crimes under Article 165 (trafficking) and 206 (child trafficking) of the Criminal Code. Of the total number of such convicts, 117...more