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Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons, also called human trafficking, is defined in the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and its supporting document the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children as the following:

The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor ...

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