This paper, produced in consultation with the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons Expert Co-ordination Team, examines the principle of non-punishment in international law, explores the scope of its application and discusses the challenges in its practical implementation. It includes a number of practical examples and court cases which were made available by national agencies, NGOs and legal professionals who have been examining these issues extensively, in particular the Belgian Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, the Bureau of the Dutch National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings, as well as UK courts and lawyers. The paper concludes with the provision of practical guidance, and the formulation of policy and legislative recommendations, towards the effective implementation of the non-punishment provision with regard to victims of trafficking.
|Place of Publication
|OSCE Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings
|Number of pages
|Published - 25 Jun 2013