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Working to end human trafficking

23 August 2016 - As part of its human trafficking programme, the Counter Trafficking Unit of the Ministry of National Security in Trinidad and Tobago and International Organisation on Migration invited the the United Nations to make presentations to senior police officers, who are involved in the processing and managing of victims of trafficking. the Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees (OCHR)  addresed the issues sorrounding Refugees and what is required to process them within UN Guidelines, while the UNIC spoke about Human Rights and the related standards and practices oulined for Police. A number of key documents were identified from the UN's Professional Human Rights Training Series.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime defines Human Trafficking as :

Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring 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 labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs

For more information on the issue of Human Trafficking: go to the UNODC's website.

The documents can be downloaded from the Event page.

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