National Implementation of IHL
Law on suppression of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, 2008
15.02.2008
Royal gazette, Year 8, no. 21, week 3, 19 March 2008, p. 2122-2145; http://senate.gov.kh/law/admin/upload/Law_005_02_08.pdf (last accessed on 03.03.2014); http://www.no-trafficking.org/content/Laws_Agreement/cambodia%20new%20law%20on%20trafficking%20&%20sexual%20exploitation%20-%20english.pdf (last accessed on 06.01.2014)

Summary
On 15 February 2008 Cambodia government adopted a law ‘to suppress the acts of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in order to protect the rights and dignity of human beings, to improve the health and welfare of citizens, to preserve and enhance good national customs, and to implement the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children’ (Article 1). The law is aimed at repressing and sanctioning acts of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Chapter 2 deals with the act of human trafficking and Chapter 4 provides for definition and sanctions related to sexual exploitation.

Related laws and/or case-law: Criminal Code, 2009

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