Language document

Date

01 Jun 2014

Type of document

Flyer

Keyword

Slachtoffers
Criminal exploitation

The Use of Forced Criminality: Victims Hidden Behind the Crime

Date

01 Jun 2014

It is important that governments develop and implement policies to identify trafficking victims who are forced to participate in criminal activity in the course of their victimization, and provide them with appropriate protective services. In addition to general awareness training on human trafficking, training law enforcement and judicial officials about the principles of non-punishment and non-prosecution of victims is key to increasing the likelihood that individuals will be properly identified by the authorities, and thereby secure access to justice and protection.