H.Res. 1412: Congratulating the Government of South Africa upon its first two successful convictions for human trafficking.

H.Res. 1412

Congratulating the Government of South Africa upon its first two successful convictions for human trafficking.

Date
June 29, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.Res. 1412 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, June 29, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) on May 27, 2010.

Bill Summary

H.Res. 1412 would resolve that the House of Representatives:

  • “Congratulates the Government of South Africa upon its first two successful convictions for human trafficking;
  • “Calls on the Government of South Africa to move quickly to adopt the Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill in order to facilitate future prosecutions;
  • “Calls on the Government of South Africa to increase awareness among all levels of relevant government officials as to their responsibilities under the trafficking provisions of the Sexual Offenses and Children's Acts;
  • “Calls on the Government of South Africa to prioritize anti-trafficking law enforcement during the 2010 FIFA World Cup through expanded law enforcement presence, raids, and other measures in areas where trafficking for labor and sexual exploitation are likely to occur;
  • “Calls on the Government of South Africa to divert all prostituted persons under the age of 18 from the criminal system into rehabilitative care;
  • “Calls on the Government of South Africa to ensure shelters and rehabilitative care are available to all human trafficking victims for the 2010 FIFA World Cup and beyond;
  • “Calls on the Government of South Africa to adopt measures to protect vulnerable children, including those children unattended because of school closures and refugee children, as well as other potential victims, from sexual and labor exploitation;
  • “Urges the Government of South Africa to detain and prosecute tourists participating in commercial sexual exploitation of women and children during the 2010 FIFA World Cup.”