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Human Rights History: A Timeline

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December 25, 1942

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions. The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol

1942

NOVEMBER 12, 1955

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions.The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol

1955

June 6, 1978

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions. The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol

1978

August 15 1947

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions. The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol

1947

NOVEMBER 12, 1955

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions. The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol

1955

NOVEMBER 12, 1955

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions. The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol

1955

NOVEMBER 12, 1955

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions. The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol

1955
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, at the treaty body strengthening consultations held by ECOSOC ©UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

August 15 1947

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions. The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol

1955

NOVEMBER 12, 1955

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions. The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol

1955

NOVEMBER 12, 1955

Optional Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children Enters Into Force

Millions of people around the world fall victim to human traffickers. People who are trafficked suffer emotional and physical trauma. Lured through the use of force, deception, or coercion, they are often subjected to threats, abuse, violence and inhumane working and living conditions. The Protocol supplements the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

Optional Protocol