Cuba ratifies zero tolerance of human trafficking at UN

Geneva (Prensa Latina) – Cuba has maintained a zero tolerance policy for human trafficking, a crime that violates the human rights of the victims, the Havana embassy at the United Nations Office in Geneva has stated.

The diplomatic mission informed of the delivery of the National Action Plan for the Prevention and Fighting of Human Trafficking (2017-2020) to the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of the victims of that crime, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro. The UN representative will shortly travel to Cuba and “the early delivery of the National Plan will facilitate the achievement of the objectives set forth with the visit,” the note said.

According to the text, this programme confirms the commitment by the Cuban government to comply with the protocol to prevent, suppress and punish human trafficking, especially of women and children, complementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.

“Aware that human trafficking violates the human rights of the victims, the Cuban government has maintained a zero tolerance policy for this crime,’ the statement said.

The actions in this regard are based on three axis: prevention, fighting human trafficking and protecting the victims, it added.

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