Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings and explanatory report, Warsaw (Poland), 16.V.2005, CETS No. 197

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Publication Date 2013
ISBN 978-92-871-7547-2
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This Convention aims to prevent trafficking in human beings, protect victims of trafficking and prosecute traffickers. Its comprehensive scope of application encompasses all forms of trafficking (whether national or transnational, linked or not to organised crime) and covers all victims of trafficking (women, men and children) as well as all forms of exploitation.

With an emphasis on the human rights of victims of trafficking, the Convention contains measures to ensure the proper identification of victims, their assistance and protection as well as their compensation. It also contains measures to ensure the effective investigation and prosecution of traffickers. In addition, it sets out measures to promote international co-operation and partnerships with civil society. Finally, it provides for a mechanism to monitor compliance with the obligations it contains.

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Council of Europe: European Treaty Series, No.197 (2005): Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=197&CM=8&DF=14/02/2013&CL=ENG

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