Trafficking in Persons
UNODC supports a victim centred and human rights based approach to all aspects of combating trafficking in persons.
Possible indicators of Trafficking in Persons
This is not an exhaustive list. Neither does the presence of any of these indicators in isolation necessarily establish that trafficking is taking place. If you are concerned that a person might be a victim of trafficking however, you should contact the appropriate authorities.
If a person
- Has his or her passport or identity documents held by someone else.
- Seems incapable or reluctant to speak for themselves.
- Is living in very poor living conditions.
- Has injuries indicative of an assault.
- Has limited apparent freedom of association.
- Lacks access to earnings.
- Is having his or her movements controlled or restricted...
he or she might be a victim of trafficking
Cases of trafficking in persons identified and effectively acted on
- Legislative frameworks meet international obligations and standards
- Information on trafficking trends and country responses used by stakeholders for evidence-based responses
- Informed and capable frontline law enforcement officers, prosecutors and judges
- Systems established for quickly identifying and assisting victims
- Mechanisms established to promote cooperation between criminal justice agencies within and between borders
- Corporate sector organisations adopt codes of conduct
Key areas of activity
- Stronger victim identification and support through the promotion of National Referral Mechanisms in the region
- Greater specialist police capacity through enhanced proactive investigative capacity
- Better knowledge of human trafficking among front line law enforcement officers through the delivery of Computer Based Training