Peru ratified the bilateral agreement signed with Bolivia to strengthen the fight against human trafficking, the smuggling of migrants and related crimes, said today Andina News Agency.
This agreement was signed on June 23, 2015, in the city of Puno, and approved by Legislative Resolution No. 30752, of April 11, 2018.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall be the institution in charge of publishing in El Peruano, the official journal, the full text of the international legal instrument, as well as the date of its entry into force”, you can read in a news story published by Andina.
The agreement has the signature of the president of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra, and of the chancellor Néstor Popolizio.
According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, human trafficking is a serious violation of human rights. They define it as the “recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation”.
Some of the forms of exploitation related to human trafficking are prostitution, forced labor, slavery, or the removal of organs.
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