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June 10, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
Countries: East Timor
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In February the government promulgated the Law on Preventing and Combating Human Trafficking to amend the criminal code, extending criminal liability for trafficking to “legal persons,” such as corporations. The new law prescribes fines, judicial dissolution, and asset forfeiture as penalties, and authorizes compensation of victims. The government coordinated implementation of a new national action plan through the Interagency Working Group to Combat Human Trafficking" (p. 18).
June 8, 2019, 3:40 p.m.
Countries: Israel
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, TRAFF-LAW-2

"Though pimping, sex trafficking, and running a brothel are punishable under existing Israeli law, prostitution itself remains legal." (para 7).
June 7, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The legal framework for the combat to human trafficking (HT) has been strengthened. Under the revised Penal Code human trafficking is criminalized (article 271A), as well as the practice of forced prostitution (articles 268A and 268B) and resorting to minor prostitution (article 145A) (...) Article 271A on HT punishes whoever offers, gives, entices, transports, houses or shelters a person for purposes of sexual or work exploitation or removal of organs" (14).
June 7, 2019, 8 a.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of child sex trafficking and child pornography and provides for a maximum penalty of 20 years’ imprisonment and a fine not exceeding 100,000 rupees ($3,000) for each offense. Child sex trafficking was nonetheless a problem" (p. 12).
June 4, 2019, 6:17 p.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"An antitrafficking law criminalizes trafficking of children or adults for the purposes of sexual or physical exploitation and abuse. Offenders convicted of trafficking children into prostitution are liable to a fine of two million maloti ($151,500) or life imprisonment. The death penalty may be applied if a knowingly HIV-positive perpetrator infects a child" (p. 16).
June 4, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
Countries: Austria
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The 2013 Amendment to the Law Governing Sexual Offences changed the potential basic penalty for trafficking in human beings from up to three years imprisonment to between six months and up to five years. The potential penalty for cases involving mature minors (14- to 18-year-old adolescents) is now between one and ten years imprisonment. Moreover, the categories of exploitation of begging and exploitation to achieve punishable actions were added to the catalogue of different forms of exploitation" (36).
June 4, 2019, 11:11 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The child trafficking law provides penalties for conviction of all forms of child trafficking, including child prostitution, prescribing penalties of 10 to 20 years’ imprisonment" (p. 16).
May 28, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Countries: Yemen
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The penal code prescribes up to 10 years’ imprisonment for any person who 'buys, sells, gives [a human being] as a present, or deals in human beings; and anyone who brings into the country or exports from it a human being with the intent of taking advantage of him.' This statue’s narrow focus on transactions and movement means the law does not criminalize many forms of forced labor" (46).
May 27, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Conviction of sexual abuse or torture or conviction of sexual slavery is punishable by two to five years in prison. Conviction of the foregoing abuses may also carry fines of 500,000 to one million CFA francs ($919 to $1,838)" (P. 16 - 17).
May 24, 2019, 11:13 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Penalties for trafficking in persons, which includes forced labor, consist of imprisonment, fines, and the confiscation of assets. Such penalties were sufficiently stringent to deter violations" (p. 22).
May 24, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: China
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In China, human trafficking is defined in the country’s criminal law (Article 210). It is limited to women and children, and covers various purposes including forced marriage, illegal adoption, and sexual exploitation. Men are excluded from being victims in the definition, but are covered by the forced labor provisions of the criminal law (Article 244). Upon establishment of a human trafficking case, those affected are automatically regarded as victims of human trafficking. The definitions of the above human trafficking offences, and hence of who is a victim of these, focus exclusively on the acts and means component in the Palermo Protocol. In the case of forced marriage, this implies that...more
May 24, 2019, 9:54 a.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In Cambodia, human trafficking is defined in the country’s 2008 Law on Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation. The exploitative dimensions of the various acts stipulated include the purposes of “profit making, sexual aggression, production of pornography, marriage against will of the victim, adoption or any form of exploitation”, with ‘any form of exploitation’ comprising “the exploitation of the prostitution of others, pornography, commercial sex act, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, debt bondage, involuntary servitude, child labor or the removal of organs. The means component is specified to include “the actor’s or a third person’s control by means of force, threat, deception, abuse of...more
May 21, 2019, 8:53 p.m.
Countries: Czech Republic
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of trafficking and prescribes punishments of up to 16 years’ imprisonment for violations. These laws are effectively enforced" (p. 14).
May 15, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law provides penalties ranging from two to 15 years in prison for commercial sexual exploitation of children" (27-28).
May 12, 2019, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Ireland
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Conviction of trafficking of children and taking a child from home for sexual exploitation carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment" (13).
May 9, 2019, 3:13 p.m.
Countries: Guyana
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"When a trafficker is found guilty, the Court may or may not order that convicted trafficker to pay restitution to the survivor or both forms of punishment may be imposed" (22).
May 7, 2019, 11:16 p.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"No PA law specifically prohibits trafficking in persons" (108).
May 4, 2019, 3:36 p.m.
Countries: Mongolia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The new criminal code includes a specific chapter on crimes against children, including pornography, and the trafficking and abuse of children" (p. 15).
May 4, 2019, 1:36 p.m.
Countries: Jamaica
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Child Care and Protection Act prohibits the trafficking of children and penalizes perpetrators with a fine or imprisonment" (p. 15).
April 24, 2019, 11:38 a.m.
Countries: Singapore
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes human trafficking, including child sex trafficking, and authorities enforced the law" (p. 20).
April 24, 2019, 8:54 a.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The constitution prohibits forced and compulsory labor. The law also prohibits all forms of labor trafficking and “slavery or a relationship similar to slavery.” The government enforced the law, but forced labor still occurred. Serbian nationals, particularly men, were subjected to labor trafficking in labor-intensive sectors, such as the construction industry in European countries and the United Arab Emirates. Penalties ranged from one to 15 years’ imprisonment and were sufficiently stringent compared with other serious violations . . . Resources, inspections, and remediation were not adequate to enforce the law effectively in the informal sector. The law provides penalties of three months to five years in prison for parents or...more
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).