Putting Justice First: Legal Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking in India

Published By: The Freedom Fund and Thomson Reuters Foundation

The comprehensive research found significant impediments preventing victims of trafficking from using the courts: from the lack of specialised legal assistance, to the absence of protection for those abused. The report also highlights the confusion related to the applicability of the existing anti-trafficking laws, the gaps in data collection, and the weakness of the NGO sector, which despite being at the frontline of the fight against trafficking, remains disconnected from law enforcement and chronically under-funded. Putting Justice First also shares practical recommendations based upon research conducted among survivors, lawyers, and anti-trafficking NGOs. The report identifies 17 recommendations to help bring victims to the heart of the legal system, while also prosecuting the perpetrators of these odious crimes.

Author(s): The Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Freedom Fund | Posted on: Jun 17, 2016 | Views()

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