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Part II UN Core Conventions on Transnational Organised Crime, 8 The UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons 2000

Hans-Joachim Heintze, Charlotte Lülf

From: International Law and Transnational Organised Crime

Edited By: Pierre Hauck, Sven Peterke

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 November 2020

Refugees — Children, rights — Women, rights — Organized crime — Rape and sexual violence — Human trafficking — ae5ae3aa-6d71-1014-90bf-c1927c3ed365

As ‘modern day slavery’ and one of the many forms of transnational crime, human trafficking demands an international response. The necessity of countering human trafficking comprehensively becomes apparent when looking at crimes committed, the numbers of people trafficked, and the billions criminal networks make by exploiting the vulnerable. As the pertinent legal instrument at the international level the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons can be considered the legal foundation and impetus for regional and national anti-trafficking legislation and implementing measures. This chapter analyses the UN Protocol and its regulations in detail and critically reflects on its implementation.

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