|Name:||Law N░ 4198/2013 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and other provisions.|
|Subject(s):||Elimination of forced labour|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Efimeris tis Kivernisseos, 2013-10-11, Part A', N░ 215, pp. 3679-3686 (DOC.NORMES)
|Bibliography:||Efimeris tis Kivernisseos, 2013-10-11, Part A', N░ 215, pp. 3679-3686 (DOC.NORMES)
Text in Greek Ethniko Tipografio, Athens, Greece, pp. 3679-3686 PDF of Official Gazette in Greek (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2015-11-26)
|Abstract/Citation:||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.