Saturday, December 11, 2010

United Nations Proposes Model Law Against Human Smuggling

This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of December 1, 2010 entitled Library of Parliament Legislative Summary of Proposed Human Smuggling Law.

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. 

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 1:01 pm


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