The Criminal (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Act, extends the scope of exploitative activities under the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act. This is required to comply with a 2011 Directive of the European communities. It provides for the commission of a human trafficking offence by a public official which is treated as an aggravating circumstance for sentencing purposes.
The definition of forced labour is based on the definition in the International Labour Organisation Conventions.
Where the offence of trafficking a child for exploitation other than sexual exploitation or trafficking an adult is committed by a public official during the performance of his duties, this is to be an aggravating factor for the purpose of sentencing.
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