‘Abuse of a position of vulnerability’ as a means of trafficking in persons
This Guidance Note is offered to criminal justice practitioners across the ASEAN region, to support their interpretation and application of 'abuse of a position of vulnerability' as a means of trafficking in persons. ASEAN-ACT supported the design of this document with the permission of UNODC, and did not alter the original content of the document as developed by UNODC.
ASEAN TIP Data Baseline Report
To mark the 5-year anniversary since the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (ACTIP) entered into force, ASEAN-ACT has studied Trafficking in Persons Annual Reports that ASEAN Member States have published in 2020, and their approach to national reporting of ACTIP.
How has COVID-19 affected migrant workers vulnerability to human trafficking for forced labour in Southeast Asia?—a narrative review
While migrants have been working in the very occupations and sectors essential to keeping societies and economies running during the pandemic, they have oftentimes been the least protected. This paper by ASEAN-ACT seeks to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant workers’ vulnerability to human trafficking for forced labour in Southeast Asia.
Importance of Trafficking in Persons Data
To learn more about the importance of trafficking in persons data, watch this short animation. Australia through the ASEAN-Australia Counter Trafficking program supports ASEAN Member States to collect data on trafficking in persons with a victim-sensitive focus and promotes transparency in the publication of national trafficking in persons annual reports to support a more robust response to the eradication of human trafficking.
Victim Sensitive Courts – A Handbook for ASEAN Member States
In trafficking cases, victims are often the only source of evidence, and without their cooperation it is difficult to prosecute offenders. In order to support those victims who want to participate in the criminal justice process, it is critical that the formal justice process applies a victim-centred approach. This handbook, developed by ASEAN-ACT together with target ASEAN Member States, provides guidelines and international good practice on how to implement victim sensitive courts.