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Name: Law No. 164 Punishment for the Crime of Trafficking in Persons.
Country: Lebanon
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2011-09-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Al-Jarida al-Rasmiya, 2011-09-01, No. 40, P. 3267
ISN: LBN-2011-L-89807
Bibliography: Al-Jarida al-Rasmiya, 2011-09-01, No. 40, P. 3267
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Abstract/Citation: Article 1 : a new Chapter Three entitled "Trafficking in Persons" is added to Chapter Eight of Book Two of the Penal Code.

Article 2: The texts of Articles 524 and 525 of the Penal Code are repealed and superseded by new texts.

Article 3:
(1) The phrase, "or making him commit it [the crime]," shall be deleted from the text of Articles 508 and 509 of the Penal Code.
(2) The phrase, "or making him commit it [the crime]," shall be deleted from the text of Article 510 of the Penal Code.

Article 4: Persons who are being persecuted before this Law goes into effect, shall be punished pursuant to the provisions of Articles 524 and 525 of the Penal Code by imposing upon them the penalties that are stipulated in these two Articles before they were amended pursuant to this Law.

Article 5: New Section is added to the Criminal Procedure Law after the Seventh Section of said Law: Section Seven bis "Protection Procedures in the Crime of Trafficking in Persons".
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