19. European Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

The Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings1 was adopted by the Council of Europe2 in 2005 for the purpose of:

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    (1)     preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, while guaranteeing gender equality3;

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    (2)     protecting the human rights of the victims of trafficking by designing a comprehensive framework for the protection and assistance of victims and witnesses, while guaranteeing gender equality, as well as ensuring effective investigation and prosecution