New anti-trafficking law will punish ‘prostitutes’ with up to four years in prison

The government approved yesterday in the Council of Ministers the global organic bill against trafficking and exploitation of human beings. The text raises prison sentences of six months to four years for those who take advantage of the services or benefits of victims, among which women forced into prostitution stand out, and guarantees victims full assistance, with temporary residence and work permits.

This law, drawn up under the direction of the Ministry of Justice in collaboration with the Ministries of Equality, Interior and Inclusion, aims to combat all forms of exploitation, From forced labor and labor services, to begging or organ trafficking. Also, the crime of labor exploitation is introduced for the first time.


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