Legislative Tools

Law no. 678/2001 on preventing and combating trafficking in persons, with its amendments and later completions

HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-678-2001-prevenirea-combaterea-traficului-persoane-(MTg0MTM-).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-678-2001-prevenirea-combaterea-traficului-persoane-(MTg0MTM-).htm

The Regulation for Application of the Dispositions of Law 678/2001 on preventing and combating trafficking in persons  HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Regulamentul-2003-de-aplicare-dispozitiilor-Legii-678-2001-prevenirea-combaterea-traficului-persoane-(MTk3OTk-).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Regulamentul-2003-de-aplicare-dispozitiilor-Legii-678-2001-prevenirea-combaterea-traficului-persoane-(MTk3OTk-).htm

Law 211/2004 regarding certain measures to ensure protection for victims of offences

HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-211-2004-unele-masuri-asigurarea-protectiei-victimelor-infractiunilor-(Njg0NjM-).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-211-2004-unele-masuri-asigurarea-protectiei-victimelor-infractiunilor-(Njg0NjM-).htm

Governmental Decision no. 982/2008 for the approval of the National Action Plan for 2008 – 2010 on the implementation of the National Strategy against Trafficking in Persons for 2006 – 2010

HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/982_2008.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/982_2008.pdf

Governmental Decision no. 1238/2007 regarding the approval of the National Specific Standards for Trafficked Victims’ Assistance and Protection  HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Hotararea-1238-2007-aprobarea-Standardelor-nationale-specifice-serviciile-specializate-asistenta-protectie-victimelor-traficului-persoane-(Mjc5NjA2).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Hotararea-1238-2007-aprobarea-Standardelor-nationale-specifice-serviciile-specializate-asistenta-protectie-victimelor-traficului-persoane-(Mjc5NjA2).htm

Governmental Decision no. 1295/2004 on the approval of the National Action Plan to prevent and Combat Trafficking in Minors   HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/hg_1295.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/hg_1295.pdf

Governmental Decision no. 1654/2006 for the approval of the National Strategy against Trafficking in Persons 2006 – 2010

HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/1654_2006.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/1654_2006.pdf

Governmental Decision no. 1769/2004 on the approval of the National Action Plan for eliminating the exploitation of children for forced labour  HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/hg_1769.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/hg_1769.pdf

Law 287/2005 on the approval of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 79/2005 for the amendment and completion of Law 678/2001 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings

HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-287-2005-aprobarea-Ordonantei-urgenta-Guvernului-79-2005-modificarea-completarea-Legii-678-2001-prevenirea-combaterea-traficului-persoane-(MTYxOTUy).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-287-2005-aprobarea-Ordonantei-urgenta-Guvernului-79-2005-modificarea-completarea-Legii-678-2001-prevenirea-combaterea-traficului-persoane-(MTYxOTUy).htm

Law no. 272/2004 on protecting and promoting the rights of the children  HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/legea_272.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/legea_272.pdf

Governmental Decision no. 1443 /2004 regarding the repatriation methodology of unaccompanied Romanian minors found on foreign territory and ensuring of special protection measures in their favour  HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/hg_1443.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/hg_1443.pdf

Common Order no. 123-429/2004 of the National Authority for Child Protection and Adoption and of the Ministry of Administration and Interior, published in the Official Journal no. 1150 of December 6, 2004

HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/ordin_429.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/ordin_429.pdf

Common Order of the Minister of Administration and Interior, the Minister of Education, Research and Youth, the Minister of Public Health, the Minister of Labour, Family and Equal Opportunities, of the President of the National Authority for Child Protection, the Minister of External Affairs, of the General Prosecutor and of the Minister of Justice for the approval of the National Identification and Referral Mechanism for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, published in the Romanian Official Part I, no. 849 of  December 17, 2008

HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/ordin_335.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/ordin_335.pdf

Additional legislation:

Law 682/2002  regarding witness protection

HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-682-2002-protectia-martorilor-(MTk1NDM-).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-682-2002-protectia-martorilor-(MTk1NDM-).htm

Law 39/2003  regarding the prevention and combating of organized crime

HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-39-2003-prevenirea-combaterea-criminalitatii-organizate-(MTcxNjE-).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-39-2003-prevenirea-combaterea-criminalitatii-organizate-(MTcxNjE-).htm

Law 302/2004 regarding international judicial cooperation in penal matters

HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-302-2004-cooperarea-judiciara-internationala-materie-penala-(Njg3Mzg-).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-302-2004-cooperarea-judiciara-internationala-materie-penala-(Njg3Mzg-).htm

Law 116/2002 on preventing and combating social exclusion   HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-116-2002-prevenirea-combaterea-marginalizarii-sociale-(MTkzMjQ-).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-116-2002-prevenirea-combaterea-marginalizarii-sociale-(MTkzMjQ-).htm

Law 47/2006  on the National Social Assistance System  HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-47-2006-sistemul-national-asistenta-sociala-(MTg0MDI4).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-47-2006-sistemul-national-asistenta-sociala-(MTg0MDI4).htm

Law 416/2001  regarding the minimally guaranteed income  HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-416-2001-venitul-minim-garantat-(MTM1NzE-).htm” http://www.legestart.ro/Legea-416-2001-venitul-minim-garantat-(MTM1NzE-).htm

In order to consult further legislative tools, please find:

HYPERLINK “http://www.dreptonline.ro” www.dreptonline.ro

HYPERLINK “http://www.legestart.ro” www.legestart.ro

HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/legislatie/legislatie.php” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/legislatie/legislatie.php

HYPERLINK “http://www.monitoruloficial.ro/” http://www.monitoruloficial.ro/

International Legislation 

The United Nations Convention against Trans-national Organized Criminality  adopted in New York on November 15, 2000, ratified through Law no. 565/2002

HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/legea_565.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/legea_565.pdf

The Council of Europe Convention on Action against trafficking in Human Beings – ratified through Law no. 300/2006

HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/legea_300.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/legea_300.pdf

The European Union Plan on best practices, standards and procedures for combating and preventing trafficking in human beings, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on December, 9, 2005   HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/plan_ue_ro.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/plan_ue_ro.pdf

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, adopted by the UN General Assembly of November, 20, 1989, entered into force in 1990 and ratified in Romania through  Law no.18/1990

HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/18_1990.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/18_1990.pdf

The Convention of the International Labour Organization no.182/1999 regarding the interdiction of the worst forms of child labour and immediate action towards their elimination, adopted at the 87th session of the General ILO Conference in Geneva (1999), ratified through Law  203/2000 and the Facultative Protocol of the Convention with regard to the Rights of the Child, selling in children, child prostitution and child pornography (2001), published in the Official Journal no. 601/27.09.2001, part I

HYPERLINK “http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/203_2000.pdf” http://anitp.mai.gov.ro/ro/docs/legislatie/203_2000.pdf

Directive 2004/81 – Victims of trafficking synthesis report -> Academic Network for Legal Studies for Immigration and Asylum in Europe, 2010

HYPERLINK “http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapp/assets/attachments/989_victims_trafficking-synthesis_en_original.pdf” http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapp/assets/attachments/989_victims_trafficking-synthesis_en_original.pdf

Model Law against Trafficking in Persons –> UNODC, UN.GIFT

HYPERLINK “http://www.ungift.org/doc/knowledgehub/resource-centre/GIFT_UNODC_Model_Law_against_TIP_2009.pdf” http://www.ungift.org/doc/knowledgehub/resource-centre/GIFT_UNODC_Model_Law_against_TIP_2009.pdf

Legislation and the Situation Concerning Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation in EU Member States -> ICMPD, 2009

HYPERLINK “http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapp/assets/attachments/1031_ICMPD_2010_original.pdf” http://s3.amazonaws.com/rapp/assets/attachments/1031_ICMPD_2010_original.pdf

The Council Framework Decision 2004/68/JAI of December, the 22nd  2003  on combating the sexual exploitation of children and child pornography – JO L 13 of 20.01.2004, pg. 44

The Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JAI of July the 19th 2002 on combating trafficking in human beings. The Official Journal L 203,01/08/2002 pg. 1-4

The Council of Europe Decision 2001/87/EC of 8 December 2000 on the signing on behalf of the European Community of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its Protocols on Combating Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children and the smuggling of migrants especially by land, air and sea. The Official Journal L 030, 01/02/2001 P 44

The Council of Europe Decision of May the 29th 2000 on combating child pornography on the Internet – the Official Journal L 138, 09/06/2000 pg. 1-4;

The Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA regarding the standing of victims in the penal procedures. The instrument is based on Title VI of the Treaty over European Union, on granting the victims’ rights to request damage from the offender during penal procedures;

The Council of Europe Directive 2004/80/EC of 20 April 2004 on compensating victims of crimes;

The European Convention on Compensating Victims of Violent Crimes (Strasbourg, 24 November 1983);

Recommendation no. R(85)11 on the standing of victims in the penal trial and penal procedures;

The European Commission Communication “Victims of Crimes in the European Union” – reflections regarding the action standards (14 July 1999);

The European Commission Green Paper “Compensating Victims of Violent Crime” (28 September 2001);

Directive 2004/81 victims of trafficking synthesis report (Academic Network for Legal Studies on Immigration and Asylum in Europe, 2010)

HYPERLINK “http://s3.amazonaws.com/rcpp/assets/attachments/989_victims_trafficking_synthesis_en_original.pdf” http://s3.amazonaws.com/rcpp/assets/attachments/989_victims_trafficking_synthesis_en_original.pdf

Model Law against Trafficking in Person (UNODC, UN.GIFT)

HYPERLINK “http://www.ungift.org/doc/knowledgehub/resource-centre/GIFT_UNODC_Model_Law_against_TIP_2009.pdf” http://www.ungift.org/doc/knowledgehub/resource-centre/GIFT_UNODC_Model_Law_against_TIP_2009.pdf

Legislation and the Situation Concerning Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation in EU Member States (ICMPD, 2009)

HYPERLINK “http://s3.amazonaws.com/rcpp/assets/attachments/1031_ICMPD_2010_original.pdf” http://s3.amazonaws.com/rcpp/assets/attachments/1031_ICMPD_2010_original.pdf

Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating the sexual abuse , sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, repealing Framework Decision 2004/68/JHA  -> Commission Of The European Communities, 2009

HYPERLINK “http://tdh-childprotection.org/documents/proposal-for-a-council-framework-decision-on-combating-the-sexual-abuse-sexual-exploitation-of-children-and-child-pornography-repealing-framework-decision-200468jha” http://tdh-childprotection.org/documents/proposal-for-a-council-framework-decision-on-combating-the-sexual-abuse-sexual-exploitation-of-children-and-child-pornography-repealing-framework-decision-200468jha

Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings, and protecting victims, repealing – Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA ->Council of European Union, 2009

HYPERLINK “http://tdh-childprotection.org/documents/proposal-for-a-council-framework-decision-on-preventing-and-combating-trafficking-in-human-beings-and-protecting-victims” http://tdh-childprotection.org/documents/proposal-for-a-council-framework-decision-on-preventing-and-combating-trafficking-in-human-beings-and-protecting-victims

Relevant international legal instruments for tackling trafficking in human beings can be found on the following portals:

HYPERLINK “http://www.eur-lex.europa.eu” www.eur-lex.europa.eu

HYPERLINK “http://www.ec.europa.eu” www.ec.europa.eu

HYPERLINK “http://www.legislationonline.org” www.legislationonline.org

HYPERLINK “http://www.unodc.org” www.unodc.org

HYPERLINK “http://www.conventions.coe.int” www.conventions.coe.int

HYPERLINK “http://www.gatw.net” www.gaatw.net