Trafficking in persons

    Tonga

    Transnational Crimes Act

     Article 24-26

    UNTOC Articles

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    • Organized Crime Convention

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    • Trafficking in Persons Protocol

    • Any Article
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    • Smuggling of Migrants Protocol

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    • Firearms Protocol

      Original Text

      24 Offence of trafficking in persons

      Any person engaged in trafficking in persons commits an offence and upon conviction shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 25 years.

      25 Offence of trafficking in children

      Any person engaged in trafficking a child commits an offence and upon conviction shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 years.

      26 Consent not a defence

      It is not a defence for offences under sections 24 and 25 that the –

      (a) trafficked person consented; or

      (b) intended exploitation did not occur.

       
       
       
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