United Nations Proposes Model Law Against Human Smuggling
The federal government's proposal to crack down on human trafficking has been heavily criticized by the opposition parties. For example, see the Dec. 1 Globe and Mail article Liberals vow to block Harper immigration bill.
In the midst of all this, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released a new publication on a Model Law Against the Smuggling of Migrants. The document was prepared in response to a request by the UN General Assembly to the Secretary-General to promote and assist the efforts of Member States to become party to and implement the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and the Protocols thereto. It was developed in particular to assist States in implementing the provisions contained in the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the Convention.