268. Obligations imposed by international instruments in connection with human trafficking.

The United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons1 requires states parties (including the United Kingdom):

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    (1)     to prevent and combat trafficking in persons (paying particular attention to women and children)2;

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    (2)     to protect and assist the victims of such trafficking3;

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    (3)     to promote cooperation among states parties in order to meet the objectives referred to above4;

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    (4)     to criminalise trafficking in persons and related conduct5;

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    (5)     to assist and protect victims of trafficking6; and

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    (6)     to establish and implement policies7 to prevent trafficking and to protect victims of trafficking8.

The Council of Europe Convention on Action