Country Samoa
Year 2017
Type of Measure Police > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

Samoa is a party to the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organised Crime but have yet to accede to the protocols of the convention. In line with this convention and the Crimes Act 2013, the Ministry of Prime Minister and Cabinet as the focal point for Immigration developed a policy guideline for trafficking in human beings and smuggling of migrants 2017. The guideline aims at building the capacity of Samoa in establishing a mechanism for coordinating government responses as well as to effectively protect and support victims of trafficking and management of information.

Source of Information

Samoa's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.54