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DECISION OF COUNCIL OF HEADS OF STATES OF COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES

of October 10, 2014

About the Concept of state cooperation - members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in counteraction to human trafficking

Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States solved:

approve the Concept of state cooperation - members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in counteraction to human trafficking it (is applied).

from the Azerbaijan Republic (with special opinion)

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from the Republic of Tajikistan

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from the Russian Federation

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from the Republic of Belarus

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from the Republic of Armenia (with special opinion)

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from Turkmenistan

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from the Republic of Kazakhstan

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from the Republic of Uzbekistan (clause)

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from the Kyrgyz Republic

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from Ukraine

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from the Republic of Moldova

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Approved by the Decision of Council of heads of states of the Commonwealth of Independent States on the Concept of state cooperation of members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in counteraction to human trafficking of October 10, 2014

The concept of state cooperation - members of the Commonwealth of Independent States in counteraction to human trafficking

The State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States (further - the CIS), accepting this Concept,

are based on the conventional principles and rules of international law, provisions of the national legal system of the State Parties of the CIS,

are guided by regulatory legal acts of the CIS in the field of counteraction to human trafficking, including the Agreement on cooperation of the State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States in fight against human trafficking, bodies and tissues of the person of November 25, 2005,

take into account the model laws "About Counteraction to Human Trafficking" of April 3, 2008, "About assistance to the victims of human trafficking" of April 3, 2008, "About protection of children from information doing harm to their health and development" of December 3, 2009, the Recommendation about unification and harmonization of the legislation of the State Parties of the CIS in the field of fight against human trafficking of April 3, 2008, the Recommendation about harmonization and standardization of the legislation of the State Parties of the CIS in the field of protection of children from information doing harm to their health and development of October 28, 2010 and also provision of interstate medium-term programs of cooperation in fight against human trafficking.

1. General provisions

The purpose of the Concept is expansion and strengthening of state cooperation - members of the CIS in counteraction to human trafficking. This Concept determines the principles, priorities and the main directions of interaction.

The concept is aimed at the development of legal and organizational basis of state cooperation - members of the CIS in counteraction to human trafficking.

Enhancement of interaction in the field of the prevention of the crimes connected with human trafficking in the territories of the State Parties of the CIS is one of the most important directions of further building-up of efforts of the international community on counteraction to these dangerous transnational crimes.

The concept is based on the criminological and social and legal analysis of situation in the field of counteraction to human trafficking in the State Parties of the CIS, the forecast of tendencies of making of the specified crimes, results of scientific research, materials of studying and generalization of practical experience of international cooperation of the State Parties of the CIS, the Council of Europe and the UN in the field of fight against human trafficking, commercial operation of its victims.

Counteraction to human trafficking in this Concept is understood as the complex, system activities of the State Parties of the CIS, public authorities and local government bodies providing development and realization in close interaction with institutes of civil society and the population of the social and economic, political, legal, organizational and other measures directed to the prevention, identification, suppression, disclosure of the crimes connected with human trafficking, including informing citizens on dangers of such crimes, stimulation of activity of officials, employees and citizens in unacceptance of the specified phenomena; timely identification and elimination of the circumstances promoting these crimes; rendering educational impact on the potential victims of human trafficking, and also persons inclined to making of these crimes or them made; criminalization and ensuring inevitability of punishment for human trafficking.

2. Condition and tendencies of development of the situation in the field of human trafficking

Human trafficking is recognized international law to one of the most dangerous types of transnational organized crime for the purpose of receipt of the criminal income. Human trafficking is urgent social and legal problem also for the State Parties of the CIS.

Law enforcement agencies the increasing number of the crimes connected with labor and sexual exploitation of people, including with involvement of minors and physically disabled people comes to light. The problem of illegal export (import) of people from the states of their origin to other countries for the purpose of operation represents threat of homeland security.

Practice of inducement of expectant mothers to transfer (sale) of the children born by them to other citizens for the monetary reward, and also the organization of evacuation abroad of expectant mothers for the purpose of the subsequent birth and sale of the children born by them in the territory of other state to foreign citizens gained distribution. The facts of illegal deduction abroad by families of foreign citizens of children - citizens of other states which left on rest and treatment within humanitarian cooperation are noted. The specified unlawful activity is performed in the hidden, disguised forms and methods testimonial of high latency of such practice.

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