Trafficking in Human Persons: Law and Practice in Lebanon

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Chelebian, B. (2018). Trafficking in Human Persons: Law and Practice in Lebanon. Al-Raida Journal, 42(1), 51-60.


On August 24, 2005, Lebanon acceded to the United Nations Convention against Organized Transnational Crime (UNCOT), the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. Pursuant to the articles of the aforementioned protocol, “trafficking in persons” shall mean “the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation”.
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