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Human Trafficking Defined

July 26, 2019

Human Trafficking is:
“The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.”

A victim need not be physically transported from one location to another for the crime of human trafficking to fall within this definition.

There are three elements needed for the crime of human trafficking to be established:
1.    The traffickers’ action
2.    The means of force, fraud or coercion
3.    Purpose of exploitation 

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