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Final program design document for the Australia–Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons (AAPTIP)

The Australia–Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons (AAPTIP) is a new program to combat trafficking in persons. AAPTIP will operate at both regional and national level and will provide support to the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and individual partner countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

AAPTIP aims to reduce the incentives and opportunities for trafficking of persons in the ASEAN region. In support of its overall goal, AAPTIP has established seven outcome objectives.

Three of these operate at the regional level:

  1. strengthened legislative frameworks to support effective criminal justice responses to trafficking
  2. enhanced regional investigative and judicial cooperation on trafficking cases
  3. expanded evidence base for policy development and decision making.

These are replicated at the national level and further supported by additional objectives:

  1. prosecutors contribute to an effective criminal justice response to trafficking
  2. trafficking cases are adjudicated fairly and without undue delay
  3. victims of trafficking are fully supported through the criminal justice process
  4. trafficking cases investigated in an effective and responsive manner.

The program is expected to commence in June 2013 and will run for five years. The program implementation mechanism includes a role for an implementing service provider. The proposed implementing service provider will support the program by managing the resourcing, oversight, administration and monitoring of activities across the program. The final version of the design document for the Australia–Asia Program to Combat Trafficking in Persons is provided for the information of prospective tenderers.

Last Updated: 20 February 2013
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