Counteracting And Preventing Human Trafficking In The Republic Of Serbia Cover Image

Suzbijanje i sprečavanje trgovine ljudima u Srbiji
Counteracting And Preventing Human Trafficking In The Republic Of Serbia

Author(s): Aleksandar Mihajlović, Miomira P. Kostić
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: human trafficking; organized crime; the relevant provisions in the Republic of Serbia

Summary/Abstract: Human trafficking, as a form of crime and victimization of human beings, is an organized criminal activity which includes a range of diverse and interrelated activities aimed at obtaining financial benefits. At the international level, trafficking in human beings became the subject matter of consideration in the course of the 1990s, when the international community intensified its activities in pursuit of adequate mechanisms for combating this extremely dangerous social phenomenon. Although there is no special legal act regulating human trafficking in the Republic of Serbia, trafficking in persons has been legally recognized as a form or organized crime. Moreover, there is a number of legislative acts which contain provisions on the prevention, suppression and punishment of criminal acts involving human trafficking as well as provisions on the protection of victims and witnesses in the pre-trial, trial and post-trial proceedings. The relevant provisions are contained in the 2005 Criminal Code of the Republic of Serbia, the 2006 Criminal Procedure Code, the Act on the Protection Program for the Participants in Criminal Proceedings, the Act on the Organization and Jurisdiction of State Authorities in Counteracting Organized Crime, the Foreigners’ Act, the Misdemeanors Act, the Healthcare Act and the Administrative Taxes Act.

  • Issue Year: 10/2012
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 101-110
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English