ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons

ASEAN Trafficking Convention27th ASEAN Summit

On Sunday 22nd November 2015 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Person.  In signing this document they recognised that trafficking in persons is a violation of human rights and reaffirmed their commitment to strong regional and international co-operation against trafficking in persons and recognised “the importance of having in place a regional instrument against trafficking in person that is legally binding and would assist ASEAN Member States as countries of origin, transit and destination to deal with their diverse national challenges, policies and strategies in the fight against human trafficking.” Read the full document here.

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