Anti-human trafficking 'Air Act' passed in Armenia
I recently read this piece about a very progressive tactic that the government of Armenia has adopted to prevent human trafficking. Their National Assembly has passed an Anti-trafficking 'Air Act' which requires all airlines to notify their passengers before take-off about the high number of women and children being trasported from/through Armenia.
Read more about this below:
Notification in airlines to prevent human trafficking ( Armenia, 16 October)
Armenia's parliament adopted a bill on Thursday aiming at identifying and saving human trafficking victims on airplanes before take off.
The National Assembly of Armenia passed the Anti-Human Trafficking on Air Act on Thursday requiring notification to all air passengers about the threatening high number of women and children being transported from/through Armenia by traffickers for sexual exploitation purposes without the passengers' knowledge or consent before airplanes take off. The notification process will include distribution of brochures in three languages (Armenian, Russian and English) to all passengers shortly describing human trafficking and asking passengers to let the attendant know they are in danger at any time during/before the flight and they will be guaranteed safe evacuation and persecution of their traffickers. Before the airplane takes off, a video-recording or an attendant will announce in three languages (Armenian, Russian and English) that if there are any children on the airplane who are travelling with somebody else's passport they are at high risk of being raped and abused in the countries of their destination. They will be also given additional two-minutes of presentation about how to identify human trafficking. The passengers will be told if they have a slight doubt they may be a victim of human trafficking they will be in safe protection after notifying an attendant. Two unidentified enforcement agents, trained to combat human trafficking, will be on the flight to help the victims before the plane takes off or after it arrives or to interfere during the flight if absolutely needed……………….