Definition of Human Trafficking

Definition of human trafficking from the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA)

The AMP Model Requirements

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act has three requirements for any act to be considered human trafficking: an ACTION, a MEANS, and a PURPOSE.

  • ACTION. The act: Recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of persons.
  • MEANS. The means: Threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim. (Not necessary in the case of minors in America.)
  • PURPOSE. The purpose: For the purpose of commercial exploitation, which includes exploiting the prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery or similar practices and the removal of organs.

Read more about the TVPA here.

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