ASEAN leaders sign convention against Trafficking in Persons

On 21 November 2015,  Asean leaders signed the Asean Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP).  This document establishes a clear and precise legal framework for the Asean region to address the complex issue of trafficking in persons.

The three principal objectives of ACTIP are:

  1. PREVENT and combat trafficking in persons, especially women and children;
  2. PROTECT and assist human trafficking victims with full respect for their human rights; and,
  3. PROMOTE cooperation among the relevant parties.

Download the Asean Convention Against Trafficking in Persons here: http://www.asean.org/images/2015/November/actip/ACTIP.PDF

Opinion piece in Malaysia’s New Straits Times: http://www.nst.com.my/news/2015/11/113864/tackling-scourge-human-trafficking-rings

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