Combating Trafficking in Persons in Jamaica

The National Taskforce Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) was established in June 2005 as a multi agency approach by the Government of Jamaica to strengthen Jamaica’s legislative, institutional and operational capacity to combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP).

In keeping with domestic legislation- the Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) Act, 2007- trafficking in persons is defined by three criteria:

  1. Activity:  The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons.

  2. Means:  By means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power, or a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person.

  3. Purpose:  for the purpose of exploitation.