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United Nations Convention against transnational organized crime and its Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

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  • The stated purpose of this Protocol is to prevent and combat the smuggling of migrants, to promote cooperation among States Parties and to protect the rights of smuggled immigrants
  • Document is broken down into 3 Annexes which are further organized into sections with sub-articles
  • Each section provides a statement of purpose and clear definitions of the issues that are being discussed (for example: 'organized criminal group' and 'serious crime' are defined)
  • Protocol supplies definitions, decisions, recommendations and requests regarding the nature of how to combat trafficking and aid victims. Some things that are addressed include: how to handle the return of smuggled immigrants, protection and assistance measures, prevention measures, border patrol measures, etc.