Human trafficking

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1. United Nations (UN) - Trafficking in Persons Protocol.

Under the UN's Trafficking in Persons Protocol, human trafficking includes:

  • Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons
  • By the threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim
  • For the purpose of exploitation.


2. UK law and social responsibility - Modern Slavery Act.

The UK's Modern Slavery Act defines human trafficking as arranging or facilitating the travel of another person, with a view to that other person being exploited.


Exploitation includes sexual exploitation; the removal of organs; securing services by force, threats or deception; and securing services from children or other vulnerable persons.


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Other links

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights