Country Lebanon
Year 2005
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

Law No. 164 of 24 August 2011, adopted by the Chamber of Deputies punishes the crime of trafficking in persons. The new law defines trafficking in persons as:

a. The enticement, transportation, harbouring, detention or sheltering of a person;

b. By means of the threat or use of force or abduction, deception, abuse of power or a position of vulnerability, or the giving or receiving of payments or benefits or the use of such means against someone having power over another person;                                                                                             

c. For the purpose of exploiting that person or facilitating his exploitation by others. The consent of a victim shall be irrelevant where any of the means set forth above have been used.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/LBN/4-5, para. 7, 81.1


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