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The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law

Excerpt from the full-text of the law.

(a) Trafficking in Persons means recruitment, transportation, transfer, sale, purchase, lending, hiring, harbouring or receipt of persons after committing any of the following acts for the purpose of exploitation of a person with or without his consent:threat, use of force or other form of coercion;

  • abduction;
  • fraud;
  • deception;
  • abuse of power or of position taking advantage of the vulnerability of a person;
  • giving or receiving of money or benefit to obtain the consent of the person having control over another person.

(1) Exploitation includes receipt or agreement for receipt of money or benefit for the prostitution of one person by another, other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour, forced service, slavery, servitude, debt-bondage or the removal and sale of organs from the body.

(2) Prostitution means any act, use, consummation or scheme involving the use of a person by another, for sexual intercourse or lascivious conduct in exchange for money, benefit or any other consideration.

( 3) Debt-bondage means the pledging by the debtor of his / her personal labour or services or those of a person under his/ her control as payment or security for a debt, when the length and nature of service is not clearly defined or when the values of the services as reasonably assessed is not applied toward the liquidation of the debt.

( b) Pornography means representation through exhibition, indecent show, publication, cinematography or by use of modern information technology of a sexual activity or of the sexual parts of a person for primarily sexual purpose.

(c ) Trafficked victim means a person on whom trafficking in person has been committed.

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