European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings

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Assistance for the Implementation of the ECOWAS Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons

Document number
1015
Date
2006
Title
Assistance for the Implementation of the ECOWAS Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons
Author/publisher
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Availability
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Document type(s)
Training Material/Resources,
Keywords
Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, Palermo protocol
Summary
Trafficking in Persons has become a major concern for all countries of Western Africa. The Meeting of ECOWAS Heads of States, in December 2001, adopted a Declaration and the ECOWAS Plan of Action against Trafficking in Persons (2002-2003). It directed the ECOWAS Executive Secretariat to prepare proposals for controlling trafficking in persons in the sub-region, with special consideration to the situation of trafficked children. This Manual presents the definitions of trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants as well as general guidelines on investigation and prosecution of cases related to trafficking in human beings, with a focus on cooperation between ECOWAS Member States. This Manual is to be used as reference material and in training activities under the project.Every section of the Manual includes some tools to help you to better manage your study process. The tools make each section a manageable unit. They include learning objectives, activities, examples and discussion topics that help you apply the course concepts to your previous experience. Relevant legislation is enclosed at the beginning of each section for ease of reference.
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