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International Conventions in Force

Monday 8 October 2007

It was only in late 1990s that the international community assessed the recognised, finally, the violation of human rights in this area.

The Palermo Protocol.

As part of the Commission of the United Nations on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, 102 countries worked since 1999 on a common definition of trafficking. They succeeded on December 15, 2000, with the Palermo Protocol, still unique in 2007, which was signed by 80 States and which entered into force in 2003. At the same time, legal instruments have been put in place to prohibit the trafficking of children for sexual exploitation: The Additional Protocol to the convention against international organized crime aim to prevent, repress and punish trafficking in human beings, especially women and children. It was signed by France in December 2000.

The Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child concerns for its part, the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography. It was ratified by France in 2003.

The Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings is the most important becuase it concerns victims. The law for the ratification of the convention by France passed August 2007. France’s ratification is ongoing.

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