Trafficking in Persons Act (as amended 2012): Sections 5-6, 11-12 (National Task Force, Functions, Counter-Trafficking Unit, Functions)

The Trafficking in Persons Act establishes key bodies, including the National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons and the Counter-Trafficking Unit to combat human trafficking. Sections 5 and 6 establish that the Task Force will be responsible for developing a national plan for preventing trafficking in persons and children, prosecuting offenders, and assisting victims. It is also responsible for coordinating and facilitating between different levels of government, international organizations, private sectors, and NGOs. Sections 11 and 12 initiate the Counter-Trafficking Unit to manage day-to-day counter-trafficking operations, such as investigations and public awareness campaigns.



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