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Awareness-Raising of Judicial Authorities Concerning Trafficking in Human Beings. Country Report Czech Republic

Document number
1164
Date
2005
Title
Awareness-Raising of Judicial Authorities Concerning Trafficking in Human Beings. Country Report Czech Republic
Author/publisher
International Organisation for Migration (IOM)
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Document type(s)
Training Material/Resources,
Keywords
Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands and Poland, Reflection period, Residency permit, Identification, Social assistance, Victim protection, Shelter, Repatriation, Empowerment, Redress, Advocacy, Civil society, NGO, Human Rights approach, Identification (of Victims) Protection, Victims of trafficking, Trafficked persons, Integration, Social Inclusion,
Summary
This handbook is the result of the project ‘Awareness raising of judicial authorities concerning trafficking in human beings’. It is intended as a guide for judiciaries and public prosecutors when involved in a case against traffickers in human beings. Participating countries are Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands and Poland. The handbook is based on research conducted previously in the countries involved and the analysis of the European Legal Framework, as well as discussions, comparisons and analyses made during the meeting of the Steering Committee in June 2005 in The Hague. Contents of this handbook focus on the practice of conducting prosecution cases. Besides an overview of the legal framework in each of the countries involved, a major part is reserved for cases and discussions arising from the different topics. The volume I of the handbook is composed of two parts, the first giving background information, examples, discussions and recommendations. Extensive background information on the subjects discussed in volume I can be found in the country reports and the analysis of the European Legal Framework, in volume II of this handbook. During the research in the Czech Republic, District and Regional Courts were contacted in order to study judicial files from 1999 - 2004, which might relate to the prosecution of crimes connected to the trafficking in human beings in accordance with the so-called Palermo Protocol. With regard to the selection of judicial files we defined a set of crimes which facts of a case, or parts of facts of a case are subject to the definition of the trafficking in human beings in accordance with the so-called Palermo Protocol, or the new definition of the facts of the crime of the trafficking in human beings pursuant to Section 232a Criminal Law (Act No. 140/1961 Coll. as subsequently amended, hereinafter the Criminal Law) which has implemented the abovementioned definition in accordance with the so-called Palermo Protocol into the Czech Criminal Law.
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