Country Marshall Islands
Year 2017
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The Prohibition of Trafficking in Human Persons Act 2017 makes human trafficking in the Republic of Marshall Islands illegal. Marshall Islands Police Department (MIPD) currently has no concrete policies with regards to dealing with victims of Human Trafficking. However, the MIPD works with other stakeholders to assist victims when cases are brought to their attention. Then cases are brought to the Attorney General’s Office for prosecution. Other relevant stakeholders may provide available services to victims of trafficking such as health care.  The Sale of Tobacco Act 1966, Child Abuse and Neglect Act and Adult Film Act 1994 were repealed and strengthened by the Child Rights Protection Act. 

Source of Information

Marshall Islands's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.55

For more information: Prohibition on the Trafficking In Human Persons Act 2017