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.


Important Notice! This website is provided for informational purposes only! It is a fundamental condition of the use of this website that no liability is accepted for any loss or damage caused by reason of any error, omission, or misstatement in its contents. 

Draft Articles; The articles on this website are in draft form and are subject to further review for typographical errors and, in some cases, updating and correction. It is intended to include references to the sources of materials and acknowledgements in the final version. The content of articles with [EU] in the title and some of the articles in the section on Agriculture are a reproduction of or are based on European or Irish public sector information.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *