United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for South Asia in partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, is implementing Project IND/S16 on “Strengthening Law Enforcement Response to Human Trafficking”. The project aims to intensify efforts to combat trafficking through capacity building of law enforcement personnel (police and prosecutors) in five states – Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Maharashtra and West Bengal. One of the components of this project is to develop (or strengthen) Integrated Anti-Human Trafficking Units (IAHTU) at the state level. The Unit is founded on a systematic understanding and assessment of the dimensions of human trafficking and the existing response systems. This Protocol provides a basic framework for the establishment and functioning of the IAHTU within existing response systems. It seeks to create an effective partnership among several stakeholders engaged in providing responses to human trafficking in India.
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