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Human Trafficking for the Purpose of Work Exploitation in Germany

Provisions relating to human trafficking for the purpose of work exploitation in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Eighteen, under the heading “Offences Against Personal Freedom,” located in Section 233 Human trafficking for the purpose of work exploitation, which reads: (1) Whosoever exploits another persons predicament or helplessness arising from being in a foreign country to subject them to slavery, servitude or bonded labour, or makes him work for him or a third person under working conditions that are in clear discrepancy to those of other workers performing the same or a similar activity, shall be liable to imprisonment from six months to ten years. Whosoever subjects a person under twenty-one years of age to slavery, servitude or bonded labour or makes him work as mentioned in the 1st sentence above shall incur the same penalty. (2) The attempt shall be punishable. (3) Section 232 (3) to (5) shall apply mutatis mutandis.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to human trafficking for the purpose of work exploitation is current as of 2010

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