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Guiding Principles on Application of Non-Punishment

Trafficking victims should not be inappropriately punished for crimes they commit as a result of being trafficked

Prosecutors have a key role to play in recommending when and how the principle of non-punishment is applied. The Global Consortium on Prosecuting Human Trafficking created this set of guiding principles to assist prosecutors in their decisions to implement the principle of non-punishment in cases of trafficking in persons.