38.6c New Delhi, India, Saturday, August 13, 2022
Top Stories
Interviews Know The Law Book Reviews Videos
About Us Contact Us
International

U.S. Passes Law Foregoing the Need of Trafficked Children to Testify in the Court

By Editor : Shreya Bansal      Aug 17, 2018      0 Comments      1,325 Views

In the United States the child sex trafficking victims will no longer be made to testify in the court, after New York became the final state to forego the practice by adopting a new law.

The law was signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, removing the legal requirement in sex trafficking cases to prove a child victim was forced or coerced into sex.

Under a United Nations measure known as the Palermo Protocol, children do not have to prove they were trafficked, said Romina Canessa, a trafficking expert at the rights group ‘Equality Now’.

In India, the practice is entirely different. As per Section 48 of The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, the victim is required to appear before the court but the court may record the statement of the victim through video conferencing in case the victim is unable to appear before the court due to safety or confidentiality reasons.

Moreover, in cases of trans-border and inter-state crimes where the victim has been repatriated to any other state or country is unable to attend the court proceedings, the court may order video conferencing to record his/her statement.



Tags:
United States
Share this article:


Editor : Shreya Bansal
Editor
     



Leave a feedback about this




Related Posts
View All

TRENDING NEWS


TOP STORIES


ADVERTISEMENT


Lawstreet Advertisement

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email