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Combating Child Trafficking: Handbook for Parliamentarians

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Combating Child Trafficking: Handbook for Parliamentarians
Inter-Parliamentary Union, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Guidelines/Recommendations, Training Material/Resources,
Definition (of Trafficking), Reflection period, Residency permit, Identification, Social assistance, Victim protection, Advocacy, Civil society, NGO, Human Rights approach, Identification (of Victims) Witness protection, Prevention, Information campaign, Protection, Victims of trafficking, Trafficked persons, Child trafficking, Sex tourism, Pornography, Sexual exploitation, Palermo protocol; Anti-trafficking measures; Crime prevention; Child trafficking; Best Interests Principle, Child Victims of Trafficking, Separated Migrant Children, Unaccompanied minors, Family reunification, Guardian, Family Tracing, Age Assessment, Freedom from Detention, Interim Care, Health, Education, Training, Integration, Adoption, Return, Remaining in a Host Country/Country of Asylum, Child protection systems, Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC),
This guide provides parliamentarians with recommendations to help prevent child trafficking, assist child victims of trafficking and hold traffickers and people who assist them accountable for their crimes. It also outlines measures that parliamentarians can take to interrupt the ‘supply’ and reduce the ‘demand’ for trafficking of human beings. The recommendations are bolstered by practices from countries that have developed legislation or policies to combat human trafficking. These examples illustrate the varied ways countries attempt to tackle this growing phenomenon. This is not an exhaustive list of good practices, but rather a sampling of measures from around the globe. The inclusion of a country’s law or policy does not indicate a broader endorsement of its laws or policies. The Handbook is divided into three main sections. Section 1 describes the phenomenon of child trafficking. Section 2 focuses on the protective environment necessary to prevent and combat child trafficking. Section 3 summarises the various actions parliamentarians can take to combat child trafficking.
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