Country Turkmenistan
Year 2010
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

Article 1291 of the Criminal Code states that trafficking in persons is defined as the purchase or sale of human beings or their recruitment, transportation, harbouring or transfer to another person for the purpose of their exploitation; it is punishable by deprivation of liberty for 4 to 10 years. The same act committed against two or more persons; against a person known to be a minor; with the use of official powers; in connection with the illegal removal of the abducted person beyond the State borders or the illegal detention of that person outside the State borders; with the use or threat of violence; or for the purpose of extracting organs or tissue from the abducted person for transplantation is punishable by deprivation of liberty for up to 15 years.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/TKM/3-4, parar 131