The Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime

Policy Guides on Identification and Protection of Victims of Trafficking

These short introductory guides have been developed to assist policy makers and practitioners in identifying and protecting victims of trafficking.

The guides aim to provide a clear and concise overview of applicable international and regional standards for the identification and protection of victims of trafficking, drawing extensively on examples of good practices from Bali Process member countries for practical guidance.

Policy Guides

Policy Guides (Translations)

Policy Guide on Identifying Victims of Trafficking Policy Guide on Protecting Victims of Trafficking
Arabic Khmer Arabic Khmer
Bengali Malay Bengali Malay
Burmese Mandarin Burmese Mandarin
Dari Sinhalese Dari Sinhalese
Dhivehi Tamil Dhivehi Tamil
Filipino Thai Filipino Thai
Hindi Vietnamese Hindi Vietnamese


Resource Matrix

The Bali Process Resource Matrix

Policy Guides Workshop - March 2015, Bangkok

Project Background

In August 2014, the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the Bali Process recommended a set of policy guides be developed on identification and protection of victims of trafficking. A Drafting Committee was established by the RSO co-chaired by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to draft the policy guides.

The Committee comprised experts from the governments of Indonesia, Australia, Maldives, Philippines, Thailand and IOM. It met on four occasions to discuss draft versions of the guides. Following the drafting of the Policy Guides a full Bali Process membership consultation workshop was held on March 23-24, 2015. The Workshop finalized the consultation process of the guides.

Please click here for photos of the Policy Guides Consultation Workshop The guides were endorsed at the 9th Ad Hoc Group Senior Officials' Meeting in Wellington, New Zealand on 6 May, 2015.

Please contact the RSO for further information.

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