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Name: Law Prohibiting Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling (1395/11/10) [2017].
Country: Afghanistan
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2017-01-27
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, Extraordinary Issue, 2017-01-29, No. 1244, pp. 6-41
ISN: AFG-2017-L-105006
Bibliography: Official Gazette, Extraordinary Issue, 2017-01-29, No. 1244, pp. 6-41
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Official Gazette, Ministry of Justice, Afghanistan PDF of Law in Persian PDF of Law in Persian (consulted on 2017-08-30)
Abstract/Citation: The Law prohibits all forms of human trafficking and criminalizes the use of threat or force or other types of coercion or deceit for the purpose of exploitation. It includes forms of exploitation such as medical experiments and forcing a person to commit “other illegal activities,” and includes armed fighting and creating a new offence which prohibits bacha baazi, i.e. the exploitation of young boys by men for social and sexual entertainment.
The law prescribes maximum penalties of eight years imprisonment; aggravating factors increase the maximum sentence to between 10 and 15 years and the imposition of the death penalty if exploitation for armed fighting resulted in the victim’s death.
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