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UN Trafficking in Persons Case Law Database now Live

The United Nations Expert Advisory Group on Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling, have developed a Trafficking in Persons Case Law Database and a secondary tool, the Case Digest on Evidential Issues in Trafficking in Persons Cases. 

These resources are available via the following (external) links:

This Group operates under the auspices of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) in Vienna. 

The UNODC has developed the Trafficking in Persons Case Law Database as a public online instrument to collect and disseminate information on human trafficking prosecutions, convictions and verdicts from all over the world.

By making available this information the UNODC’s objectives are to increase the visibility of successful prosecutions, identify patterns, and provide information on victims’ and defendants’ profiles, trafficking routes, and forms of exploitation.

Interested parties such as, judges, prosecutors, policy-makers, academics and law enforcement bodies can now consider how different Member States use their respective laws to combat human trafficking.

To date, the Database includes over 1,450 cases from 101 countries and 2 Supra National Courts.

As the only global public record of human trafficking crimes, the Human Trafficking Case Law Database serves to promote awareness of this crime. The UNODC aims at increasing the capacity of States to investigate, prosecute and punish the crime of trafficking in persons. Their ultimate goal is to contribute to increasing the number of convictions globally.

These new resources will also be of interest to the GJA's LLM Human Rights Masters students, as research and information sources.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact me at marie.lynch@qub.ac.uk.