Corporate criminal liability Criminal liability Human trafficking
Section 6 prohibits all acts of human trafficking as defined under Art. 3, and prescribes a penalty ranging from 5 years’ to life imprisonment and a fine.
Section 6. [sic] Prohibition of human trafficking and penalty.
(1) If any person commits any act mentioned in section 3, such act shall be deemed to constitute the offence of human trafficking.
(2) The person committing the offence of human trafficking shall be punished with an imprisonment not exceeding imprisonment for life but not less than 5 (five) years of rigorous imprisonment and with fine not less than taka 50 (fifty) thousand.
Law / 20 February 2012 / Bangladesh / Human Trafficking Deterrence and Suppression Act 2012
The Human Trafficking Deterrence and Suppression Act 2012 criminalises all forms of human trafficking and punishes the offence of trafficking with 5 years to life imprisonment and a fine. Furthermore, the Act explicitly criminalises forced labour and debt bondage, and prescribes a penalty ranging from 5 to 12 years’ imprisonment and a fine. The Act also provides for the establishment of a Human Trafficking Prevention Fund, as well as a National Anti-Trafficking Authority. Additionally, the Act contains provisions on the protection and rehabilitation of victims, including access to compensation and legal and psychological counselling.