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  1. Greece - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law N░ 4216/2013 ratifying the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-12-10 | Date of entry into force: 2013-12-10 | GRC-2013-L-100548

    The present Law ratifies the Convention of the Council of Europe on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings, signed in Warsaw on 16th May 2005, and provides for its full text in English and its official translation in Greek.

  2. Greece - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law N░ 4198/2013 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and other provisions. - Text in Greek

    Adoption: 2013-10-11 | Date of entry into force: 2013-10-11 | GRC-2013-L-100467

    Pursuant to article 1, the provisions of the present Law aim to harmonize Hellenic legislation with the European Parliament and Council Directive 2011/36/EU of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA.
    Article 2 brings about amendments to the Penal Code. In particular:
    - Paragraph 1 replaces 8th phrase of article 8 of the Penal Code as follows: "the offence of slave trade, trafficking in human beings, procuration to prostitution, sexual abuse to minors against payment, executing voyages for the purposes of sexual intercourse or other sexual abuses against minors or child pornography".
    - Paragraph 3 amends paragraph 1 of article 323A of the Penal Code on the exploitation of persons for the purposes of organs removal, forced labor or services and begging.
    - Paragraph 4 replaces paragraph 4 of previous article regarding the penalties.
    - Paragraph 5 amends paragraph 1 of article 351 of the Penal Code concerning the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or reception of persons, including the exchange or transfer of control over those 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 vulnerČability 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 sexual exploitation.
    - Paragraph 6 replaces paragraph 4 of previous article regarding the penalties.
    Article 3 defines the liability of legal entities.
    Article 4 introduces amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code and to Law N░ 2225/1994 on the protection of freedom of response and communication.
    Article 5 brings about amendments to Law N░ 3811/2009 on issues concerning the indemnity to victims.


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