Country Uruguay
Year 2019
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

In 2019, Uruguay enacted Law # 19.643, Law to Prevent and Combat Trafficking of People (Ley de Prevención y Combate de la Trata de Personas) with the mandate to create and articulate policies and a National Action Plan on Trafficking, monitor its implementation, coordinate actions with other institutions and civil society, provide recommendations and opinions. It also created the National Commission for Prevention and Addressing Trafficking in Humans and Exploitation of People (Consejo Nacional de Prevención y Combate a la Trata y Explotación de Personas (CNTE)), covering also the rights of trafficking victims. The CNTE issued a Interinstitutional Action Guide related to Traffiking in Humans in Uruguay (Guia de Accion Interinstitucional de Trata de Personas en Uruguay).

Source of Information

The Government of Uruguay's submission for the 2022 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Trafficking in Women and Girls