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Survey on the non-punishment of trafficked persons


On the behalf of the International Bar Association, Legal Projects branch, we kindly ask for your cooperation by completing a survey about the non-punishment principle, according to which principle a trafficked person shall not be punished for unlawful acts committed as a result of their trafficking experience.

Together with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), the IBA is implementing a new research project on the application of the non-punishment principle in anti-trafficking law and practice across different jurisdictions. The overall goal of our project is to provide concrete recommendations towards improving the legislative provision and practical implementation of the non-punishment principle, and to develop a pilot multi-disciplinary program to build the capacity of lawyers and law enforcement personnel and members of the judiciary on the application of the principle.

We would like to ask your help to share a short, qualitative survey on the application of the non-punishment principle with the experts on trafficking human beings in your organisation (which might be yourself, of course). We expect the survey to take no more than 20 minutes to be completed. Responses will be anonymous, unless participants decide to provide us with their personal details.

You will find the survey at this link:  https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/b4UD6V .

Many thanks for your cooperation,

IAP Secretariat