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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).
Feb. 14, 2019, 11:11 p.m.
Countries: Mauritius
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of trafficking of adults and children and prescribes penalties of up to 15 years’ imprisonment for offenders" (para 53). "Penalties for violations including 30 years’ imprisonment for child trafficking were sufficient to deter violations" (para 84).
Feb. 12, 2019, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The challenge remains of standardizing legislation, since there is a law applicable nationwide with respect to federal offences but prosecution only takes place under certain conditions in accordance with articles 3 and 4 of the Law to Prevent and Punish Trafficking in Persons, the rest being left to state regulation. In this regard, 25 states of the 32 federal entities have legislated on the subject of trafficking in persons and seven states lack legislation in this regard" (92).
Feb. 8, 2019, 4:42 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"In 2013 the government and the United Nations signed a protocol agreement to protect children associated with armed conflict. The protocol established a procedure to transfer such children to an interim care center operated by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) . . . With the support of MINUSMA, in 2013 MAA and MNLA leaders signed an agreement prohibiting the recruitment of children and allowing MINUSMA to screen their troops in September 2014" (page 12). "The law prohibits the sexual exploitation of children, including prostitution. Penalties for the sexual exploitation of both adults and children are six months to three years in prison and a fine of between 20,000 and one...more
Feb. 4, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"UK Government has introduced the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which introduces a maximum life sentence for perpetrators and enhanced support and protection for victims… and ratified the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention" (12-13). "In Northern Ireland, a new legislative framework is now in place centred around the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Criminal Justice and Support Victims) Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 (“the Act”)... the Act places a requirement to produce an annual strategy on offences under.... slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking... In Scotland, the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 consolidates and strengthens criminal law against human trafficking and exploitation....more
Feb. 3, 2019, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Act No. 9095 against trafficking in persons, which establishes the National Coalition against the Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons, in 2013" (2). "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 of the following: (b) National policy to combat trafficking in persons and strategic workplan for the National Coalition against the Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons, covering the period 2016-2020" (2).
Feb. 1, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
Countries: Paraguay
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law provides penalties of up to six years’ imprisonment for prostitution of victims between the ages of 14 and 17 and eight years’ imprisonment for victims younger than 14" (page 24). "The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor. The government did not effectively enforce the law. The Labor Ministry did not conduct inspections focused solely on forced labor and lacked adequate resources to carry them out, especially in remote areas where such labor was more prevalent. Penalties for violations include up to 20 years in prison. Minimal enforcement and penalties were insufficient to deter violations" (page 31).
Jan. 28, 2019, 7:32 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2007 of the State party's combined fourth to sixth periodic reports (CEDAW/C/HON/6) in undertaking legislative reforms, in particular the adoption of the following: (…) g) Act against Trafficking in Persons (Decree No. 59-2012) and regulations thereto" (1-2). "The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party to improve its institutional and policy framework aimed at accelerating the elimination of discrimination against women and promoting gender equality, such as the adoption of the following: a) Second plan for gender equality and equity (2010-2022); b) National plan against violence against women (2014-2022); c) Policy and national action plan against commercial sexual exploitation...more
Jan. 2, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits forced and compulsory labor and provides for penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment for capturing, detaining, or sequestering a person for forced labor" (page 23).
Dec. 21, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits forced and compulsory labor and provides for penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment for capturing, detaining, or sequestering a person for forced labor" (page 28).
Dec. 21, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Chile
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Since the publication of Law N. 20,507, that typifies illicit migrant traffic and human trafficking and establishes rules for its prevention and more effective criminal prosecution, from April 8th of 2011 to August 31st of 2015, there were formalized 20 causes for the contemplated crime in the article 411 of the Penal Code” (40).
Dec. 6, 2018, 12:25 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the progress achieved since its consideration in 2002 of the State party’s combined initial to third periodic reports (CEDAW/C/TTO/1-3), in particular the adoption of the following legislation: . . . (b) Trafficking in Persons Act (2011), which introduces the offence of trafficking in persons in accordance with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime" (page 2). " . . . it is illegal under the Sexual Offences Act to sell and buy sexual services" (page 7).
Nov. 30, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law punishes those that foment, promote, or facilitate prostitution or sexual exploitation of children age 16 and under with a penalty if convicted of four to 10 years’ imprisonment. If the victim is age 17 or 18, the penalty is two to six years’ imprisonment, which is inconsistent with international law on trafficking in persons. The law punishes those that induce, transport, or provide housing or create the conditions for sexual exploitation and prostitution of children age 16 and under in a foreign country with a penalty if convicted of five to 12 years’ imprisonment. If the victim is age 17 or 18, the penalty for conviction is two...more
Nov. 26, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The constitution provides that the state shall take measures to protect children from exploitation. The law criminalizes sexual exploitation of children and mandates a minimum sentence of eight years in prison. There were reports that children were subject to commercial sexual exploitation. The penalty for encouraging or facilitating the entry of children into prostitution is four to 10 years’ imprisonment; if violence or pressure is involved, the sentence may be doubled" (page 60). "The law generally prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, and the government generally enforced such laws effectively. . . . Penalties for trafficking violations range from eight to 12 years’ imprisonment and were sufficiently stringent...more
Nov. 16, 2018, 12:39 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, PRN-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation, including child pornography, child prostitution, the sale of children, and child trafficking" (14).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:46 a.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Government enacted the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law in 2005 and has established a Central Body for the Suppression of Trafficking in Persons" (page 7).
Nov. 16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Countries: Belgium
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits sexual exploitation, abduction, and trafficking" (10).
Nov. 15, 2018, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: Mexico
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee takes note with appreciation of the progress of the State party’s legislative and institutional framework to address violence against women at the Federal level, which includes, inter alia:… b) The enactment of the new General Law on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Crimes of Trafficking in Persons and the Protection and Assistance of Victims of such crimes (LGPSETP-2012) as well as of the Law for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists (LPPDHyP-2012)" (2). "It notes with concern that the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Crimes of Violence against Women and Trafficking in Persons (FEVIMTRA) does not have the mandate to follow up on complaints...more
Nov. 9, 2018, 11:06 a.m.
Countries: North Korea
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Committee is concerned about the absence of legal provisions that criminalize trafficking in persons and of measures to identify and protect women who are victims." (8).
Nov. 2, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Kazakhstan
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor, except when it is a consequence of a court sentencing or a condition of a state of emergency or martial law. The government did not effectively enforce applicable law. Resources, inspections, and remediation were not sufficient to deter violations. Violations of labor law may result in an administrative penalty, such as a fine, or in civil or criminal liability. The Ministry of Health and Social Development is responsible for handling issues related to labor. Labor inspectors are responsible for enforcing law, including prevention of forced labor. By law labor inspectors conduct inspections to detect safety and other labor violations. In...more
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Procuring a minor for prostitution is punishable by imprisonment for two to five years and a fine of 300,000 to four million CFA francs ($520 to $6,930). If the crime involves a victim younger than 13, the maximum penalty is applied. The law was not effectively enforced" (page 18).
Oct. 25, 2018, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law does not explicitly prohibit child sex tourism, but it prohibits pimping and prostitution, and the penal code prohibits sex with a minor younger than 14 years. The penalty for the purchase and sale of commercial sex acts from a child younger than 18 is 10 years’ imprisonment" (41).
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law provides for the death penalty for murder, as well as 'attempts against the security of the state,' 'outrage against high-ranking officials,' 'enmity towards God' ('moharebeh'), 'corruption on earth' ('fisad fil-arz'), rape, adultery, drug possession and trafficking, recidivist alcohol use, consensual same-sex sexual activity" (para 8)
Oct. 5, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"Act on Combating Trafficking in Persons, in 2011...State target programme to combat trafficking, in 2016" (Pg 2).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Countries: Honduras
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The legal age of consent is 18. There is no statutory rape law, but the penalty for rape of a minor under age 12 is 15 to 20 years’ imprisonment and nine to 13 years’ imprisonment if the victim is age 13 or older...Penalties for facilitating child prostitution are 10 to 15 years in prison and fines ranging from approximately one million to 2.5 million lempiras ($45,450 to $113,600). The law prohibits the use of children under age 18 for exhibitions or performances of a sexual nature and in the production of pornography" (para 117)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The law prohibits all forms of forced or compulsory labor--including slavery, indebtedness, and trafficking in persons--but the government did not effectively monitor or enforce the law" (para 294)
Sept. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1, IRP-PRACTICE-1

"The initial report states that Omani society rejects the trafficking and exploitation of women in prostitution as such trafficking and exploitation violate religious teachings, customs and traditions. The legislation and measures that have been adopted concretize this moral obligation" (pg 14). "The Sultanate’s initial national report stated that Oman is largely free of human trafficking and the exploitation of women in prostitution. The Sultanate is continuing efforts to counter such problems, which appear from time to time due to illegal immigration. It strengthened procedures for granting work or visit permits to preclude the importation of women for trafficking or prostitution. The Sultanate continues to enforce the Law on the Combating...more
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"The Prevention of Human Trafficking Act also prohibits child trafficking, but for some forms it requires the acts of exploitation be predicated on movement and does not criminalize it in the absence of coercion" (21). "The Prevention of Human Trafficking Act, which prohibits many, but not all, forms of labor trafficking, provides for penalties of up to 10 years’ imprisonment..." (25).
Sept. 10, 2018, 9:57 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

"While forced marriage is among the acts prohibited under human trafficking EU law adopted by Britain in 2013, the legal provision has not translated to policy" (para. 17).