Country Turkmenistan
Year 2016
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

On 15 October 2016, the Law of Turkmenistan "On Combating Trafficking in Human Beings" was adopted, which introduced norms regarding the identification of victims of human trafficking and the procedure for assigning the status of a victim of human trafficking to a person who has suffered from this criminal act, as well as other aspects aimed at effective anti-trafficking activities. According to this law, in order to bring the national legal framework in line with international standards in the field of combating human trafficking, appropriate amendments and additions were made to the Criminal Code of Turkmenistan, to the Code of Administrative Offenses of Turkmenistan, as well as to the Law of Turkmenistan "On Bar Association in Turkmenistan", "On employment of the population", and "On advertising".

Source of Information

Turkmenistan's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p. 6, 30.

For more information: Law of Turkmenistan: On Counteraction to Trafficking in Human Beings