Law enforcers

'Affected for Life' Training Video by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)

Affected for Life promotes awareness of human trafficking. The film is targeted at prosecutors, judges, law enforcement officers and other specialized audiences, and illustrates the elements and different forms of human trafficking. 

The film is available in both full-length and abbreviated versions in English, with other official UN languages versions to follow.

Human Trafficking Training Video for Law Enforcers

Human Trafficking Law Enforcement Kit

The UNODC Human Trafficking First Aid Kit for Law Enforcement First Responders has been designed to support front-line officers who may come across cases of human trafficking in their daily work. It consists of a reader friendly booklet, contact sheets to note important local contact points for the referral of cases and victims, leaflets with Dos and Don'ts and posters.

The materials shall help first responders to adequately deal with trafficking in persons cases. The need for easy-to-use information available to all law enforcement officers has been identified by many practitioners in different regions of the world.

The First Aid Kit has been released both electronically and as a carrying case.

Click here to download the UNODC Human Trafficking First Aid Kit for Law Enforcement First Responders

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Video

UNODC introduction to Sex Trafficking Crime

UNODC International Framework for action 
To implement the Trafficking in Persons Protocol

"The Framework for Action is a technical assistance tool that assists United Nations Member States in the effective implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (United Nations Trafficking Protocol), supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC).

"The Framework is based on the objectives of the United Nations Trafficking Protocol and its provisions, following the three internationally recognized themes of prevention, protection and prosecution (the 3Ps) and national and international cooperation and coordination. It recommends operational measures for each of the Protocol’s provisions. These measures draw on other international instruments, political commitments, guidelines and good practices to enable the implementation of a comprehensive anti-human trafficking response..."

Click here to read or download the UNODC International Framework for Action

Victim Translation Assistance Tool (VITA)

VITA is a unique new tool (provided by the UNODC) using audio messages, that allows law enforcement officials to provide a level of basic assistance to victims of human trafficking. Human trafficking survivors contributed to the development of these messages, which were also supported by experts in human trafficking focused on victims' needs.

This audio tool, consisting of key encounter messages, was developed to facilitate the identification of a trafficked person and the launch of a criminal investigation. Thirty-five basic questions and messages have been recorded and translated into 40 languages, taking into account special questions for children.

Read more about the VITA tool and download it here

UNODC Manual for training police on Anti-Human Trafficking - India

As has rightly been observed by Marcel Proust, French novelist, ‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in seeing with new eyes’, this Manual is a means to facilitate understanding on existing and emerging issues related to Anti-Human Trafficking and the application of legal and other procedures. The ‘new eyes’ refer to a transformed attitude and perspective. This is made possible only if the facilitator is capable of guiding the trainee/participant along a roadmap of self-learning, instead of imposing a direction.

This Manual provides this capability. Read the Police Training Manual here

UNODC Human Trafficking Case Law Database

UNODC has developed an online database to collect and disseminate information on human trafficking prosecutions and convictions.

This case law database intends to enable judges, prosecutors, policy-makers, media, researchers and other interested parties to take court decisions relating to these instruments into account when dealing with human trafficking issues, to promote the uniform interpretation and application of these instruments, to consult on practices in different jurisdictions, and to broaden knowledge on human trafficking crimes as well as the realities faced by ordinary people victimized by those who would buy, sell, and exploit them. 

UNODC invites legal practitioners in all Member States to contribute human trafficking case law to the database.

Visit the UNODC Human Trafficking Case Law Database here