Saturday, December 13, 2008

Human Trafficking: Spain to seize assets of traffickers

Spain has announced legislation which includes the immediate seizure of assets of anyone convicted of human trafficking with a focus on those who force foreign women into prostitution.

The Integral Plan to Combat Human Trafficking for the Purposes of Sexual Exploitation includes 61 measures aimed at raising social awareness and implementing a zero tolerance policy against human trafficking-related crimes.

It also aims to tackle the causes of these crimes with active cooperation policies involving the countries of origin, transit and destination, and with the participation of non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

The full implementation of the resolution adopted by the Council of Ministers Friday will require legislative reforms and amendments to the criminal code.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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