Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

Challenges Facing Legal Responses to Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in the OSCE Region

Challenges Facing Legal Responses to Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in the OSCE Region

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (2006) 21 pages

The first Occasional Paper of the Office of the Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings examines the legal challenges faced by OSCE participating States in implementing their political commitments and legal obligations to end trafficking for labour exploitation. The Paper highlights some of the technical or legal steps which need to be taken to ensure effective prosecution of perpetrators. It also points out that, without effective and comprehensive protection of potential and actual victims, prosecution efforts will have limited impact.

The Paper served as a background paper for the Alliance against Trafficking in Persons High-Level Conference Human Trafficking for Labour Exploitation/Forced and Bonded Labour Prosecution of Offenders, Justice for Victims in Vienna, 16–17 November 2006.