Abinader sends an amendment to People Trafficking Law 137-03 to Congress


Staff member
Feb 20, 2019

President Luis Abinader has sent a modification that he feels is necessary to the People Trafficking Law 137-03. The amendment to Article 3 simply says “to strengthen the ability of the state to protect, boys, girls and adolescents that are victims of this degrading practice.”

Article 3 refers to the exploitation of persons subjected to human trafficking. The penalties for this crime are prison sentences of between 15 and 20 years and fines of up to 175 minimum wages.

The President’s modification to this article goes on to say that any consent given by a victim of human trafficking will not constitute a cause for exoneration for this crime. The suggested modification goes on to explain that when the human trafficking involves children or adolescents, none of the usual methods of coercion or payments are valid in any way.

The President simply stated in his preface to...

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