270. Positive obligation to prohibit human trafficking.

Article 41, read in conjunction with Article 1 (states' obligation to respect human rights)2, requires that the spectrum of safeguards set out in national legislation must be adequate to ensure the practical and effective protection of the rights of victims or potential victims of human trafficking3. States are required to establish a legislative and administrative framework to prohibit and punish trafficking, including measures that prevent trafficking, protect victims, and punish traffickers