The aims of the Combating of Trafficking in Persons Act 1 of 2018 are to prevent and combat trafficking in persons, to provide measures to protect and assist victims, to criminalise trafficking, and to give effect to Namibia’s international obligations on this issue. The Act also includes special provisions on the trafficking of children.
The objects of this Act are to:
(a) give effect to Namibia’s obligations relating to the trafficking in persons in terms of international agreements binding on Namibia, especially the trafficking in persons protocol;
(b) prevent and combat trafficking in persons;
(c) provide for (i) the prosecution of persons who commit offences in terms of this Act; and (ii) appropriate penalties; and
(d) provide measures for the protection of and assistance to victims of trafficking.
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