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Handbook for Parliamentarians on Combating Trafficking in Persons

Jointly produced by the IPU and UNODC, the Handbook on Combating Trafficking in Persons is intended to encourage parliamentarians to take an active part in stopping human trafficking. It offers guidance on how national legislation can be brought in line with international standards by, for example, defining trafficking in persons and criminalizing all its forms. It outlines measures to prevent commission of the crime of trafficking in persons, to prosecute offenders and to protect victims. It also contains advice on how to report on this crime and how to enlist civil society in the cause. The Handbook was formally launched on 7 April 2009, during the 120th IPU Assembly in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).


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