Database of Legislation

Trafficking in persons
  • Offences

    • • Trafficking in persons (adults)
      • Trafficking in children (under 18 years)
  • Acts Involved

    • • Recruitment/Hiring
      • Transportation
      • Transfer
      • Harbouring
      • Receipt
  • Means Used

    • • Threat of the use of force or of other forms of coercion
      • Fraud
      • Abuse of power or a position of vulnerability
  • Exploitative Purposes

    • • Exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation
      • Forced labour or services

UNTOC Articles

  • Organized Crime Convention

  • Article 11: Prosecution, adjudication and sanctions
  • Trafficking in Persons Protocol

  • Any Article
  • Smuggling of Migrants Protocol

  • Firearms Protocol


    Original Text

    Article 132. Trafficking

    1. Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor, by means of the threat or use of force, of fraud, of using the dependence, of blackmail, of threat of destruction or damage to property, if this was done for mercenary purposes, is punished with a fine in the amount of 300 to 500 minimal salaries, or correctional labor for up to 1 year, or arrest for up to 2 months, or imprisonment for the term of 1 to 4 years.

    2. The same act committed:

    1) by a group of persons with prior agreement;

    2) with violence dangerous for life or health, or threat thereof;

    3) against a minor;

    4) against 2 or more persons;

    is punished with correctional labor for up to 2 years, or imprisonment for up to 4 to 7 years.

    3. Actions envisaged in parts 1 or 2 of this Article, which:

    1) were done by an organized group;

    2) caused the death of the aggrieved by negligence or other grave consequences, is punished with imprisonment for 5 to 8 years.