Combating Human Trafficking in Asia: A Resource Guide to International and Regional Legal Instruments, Political Commitments and Recommended Practices

Synopsis

Trafficking in women and children continues to be a major problem for countries in the Asia and Pacific region. The nature and pattern of trafficking is complex, and the transboundary nature of the problem calls for bilateral, subregional, regional and international responses, in addition to national policies. This resource guide seeks to provide a comprehensive framework of legal and other instruments to combat trafficking in persons. Topics discussed include: the range of legal and other instruments available; existing extraterritorial criminal legislation and drafting issues; human rights instruments; instruments against slavery; international and regional trafficking instruments; international and regional migration instruments; labour laws; child and gender specific instruments.