Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (2015)

Copy of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (2015)

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The Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act, 2015 was originally passed in 2003 and amended in 2005 and 2015.

The objectives of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (2015) are to:

a) provide an effective and comprehensive legal and institutional framework for the prohibition, prevention, detection, prosecution and punishment of human trafficking and related offences in Nigeria;

b) protect victims of human trafficking; and

c) promote and facilitate national and international cooperation in order to meet the objectives set out in paragraphs a) and b) of this section mentioned above.

Click to download a copy of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (2015)

The Act criminalizes human trafficking and related abuses. The Act provides trafficked persons with access to adequate health services and protection against discriminatory treatment. It also establishes a National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (Part II), establishes Agency Transit Shelters for rescued trafficked persons, and establishes a Victims of Trafficking Trust Fund to provide compensation for victims (Part X). The Act provides protections against discriminatory treatment, barring discrimination on account of gender or sex or on the basis of the victim “having worked in the sex industry.” Part IX, Section 61(a). The Act serves as implementing legislation for Nigeria’s international obligation under the Trafficking in Persons Protocol Supplementing the Transnational Organized Crime Convention (TOC), to which Nigeria became a signatory on December 13, 2000.

Click to download a copy of the Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Enforcement and Administration Act (2015)

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