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. Read More

National Policy for Children 2013

Posted By: • December 16th, 2015

In April 2013 the Union Cabinet approved the National Policy for Children to help in the implementation of programmes and schemes for children all over the country. The policy gives utmost priority to right to life, health and nutrition, development, education, protection and participation. Read More

An Assessment of Laws and Policies for the Prevention and Control of Trafficking in Nepal

Posted By: • December 7th, 2015

This study assesses Nepal’s policies and laws that address the trafficking of women and children in terms of effectiveness, human rights, international obligations, and the relationship between trafficking and HIV. Through both formal and informal methods utilizing primary and secondary data, the study reviewed policies and laws related to trafficking, HIV/AIDS, labor and foreign employment, foreign travel and migration, gender, and children’s issues. The study evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of the Nepal’s policies and laws and offers recommendations for improving them. Read More