Belarusian President Decrees Measures Against Human Trafficking
Wednesday, March 9, 2005 9:30 AM

Alyaksandr Lukashenka on 9 March signed a decree against human trafficking, Belapan and RFE/RL's Belarus Service reported, quoting official sources. The decree specifies punishment -- including prison sentences, property confiscation, and bans on holding some official positions -- for crimes related to human trafficking. Under the decree, matchmaking and foreign-employment agencies are required to obtain licenses from the Interior Ministry and model agencies from the Education Ministry by 1 July. Casting for roles in advertising projects with the aim of finding a job abroad may be arranged only by local state employment services or licensed model and employment agencies. The decree also bans the involvement of foreign companies or foreigners in the production of advertisements for domestic goods and services. JM 

Published in: Belarusian President Decrees Measures Against Human Trafficking, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 9 March 2005.