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:
- PREVENT and combat trafficking in persons, especially women and children;
- PROTECT and assist human trafficking victims with full respect for their human rights; and,
- 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