South & Central Asia

Human Trafficking and Transportation (Control) Act

Posted By: • December 16th, 2015

The Human Trafficking Control Act of Nepal of 2064 (2007) as said to be one of the progressive anti trafficking laws in South Asia explicitly criminalizes the selling and buying of human beings and established provisions for rehabilitation and integration for victims. It defines human trafficking as anything that includes i) selling or buying of a person for any purpose; ii) forcing someone into prostitution with or without taking profit; iii) illegal dismembering of human organs and iv) engaging in prostitution. It also extends to defining exploitation as “as an act of keeping human being as a slave and bonded and this word also includes to remove human organ except otherwise provided by prevailing law. A “child” is defined as any person under the age of 18 years.

 

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