On this page we name and explain Two Laws or Legislation that Protect Citizens against Human Trafficking in South Africa:
Two Laws or Legislation that Protect Citizens against Human Trafficking
Law 1: The Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013 aims:
- to give effect to the Republic’s obligations concerning the trafficking of persons in terms of international agreements;
- to provide for an offence of trafficking in persons and other offences associated with trafficking in persons;
- to provide for penalties that may be imposed in respect of the offences;
- to provide for measures to protect and assist victims of trafficking in persons;
- to provide for the coordinated implementation, application and administration of this Act;
- to prevent and combat the trafficking in persons within or across the borders of the Republic; and
- to provide for matters connected therewith.
Law 2: Palermo Protocol, a supplement to the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (2000).
The first universal instrument dealing exclusively with all aspects of human trafficking is the United Nations (UN) Protocol to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, especially women and children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against transnational organised crime 2000,