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Name: Trafficking in Persons Act 2007 (Act No. 11 of 2007).
Country: Gambia
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2007-10-05
Entry into force:
ISN: GMB-2007-L-90622
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line The African Child Policy Forum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia PDF of Act PDF of Act (consulted on 2014-08-06)
Abstract/Citation: The Act establishes the National Agency Against Trafficking in Persons and regulates its composition, powers, functions and responsibilities. It prohibits all forms of trafficking in persons and provides for heavy penalties (life imprisonment for trafficking persons under 18 years or when the trafficking includes the rape or death of the victim of trafficking and minimum 15 years imprisonment to a maximum of life imprisonment for trafficking in adults). There are also provisions concerning the protection of victims of trafficking including ensuring that they are not subject to discrimination, that they have access to adequate medical, psychological and legal services and that their safety and integrity is taken into account when dealing with victims of trafficking.
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