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Sovereign Order n° 9.966 of 30th June 2023 amending Sovereign Order n° 605 of 1st August 2006 implementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organised Crime, its Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, and its Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, adopted in New York on 15 November 2000, as amended.

Following on from Sovereign Order 605 of 1 August 2006 making trafficking in human beings a criminal offence, Sovereign Order 9.966 of 30 June 2023 provides the Principality with more comprehensive legislation to combat trafficking in human beings.

This Order introduced new aggravating circumstances directly applicable to the offence of trafficking in human beings (Art. 9):

  1. a) the offence endangered the life of the victim deliberately or through gross negligence ;
  2. b) the offence was committed against a minor ;
  3. c) the offence was committed by a public official in the performance of his or her duties; or
  4. d) the offence was committed as part of a criminal organisation.

In the event of aggravating circumstances, the penalty will be ten to twenty years’ imprisonment as well as the fine provided for in article 26, number 4 of the Criminal Code, the maximum of which may be multiplied by twenty.

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