House Bill 189 would exempt child sex trafficking victims from prosecution for crimes committed as a direct result of their enslavement.
The Council of Europe is an international organization promoting cooperation among all European countries. The Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings aims to prevent trafficking in human beings, protect victims of trafficking, prosecute traffickers and promote coordination of national actions and international cooperation. The countries which have signed the Convention are monitored by the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA). The Council of Europe also supports governments in the implementation of the Convention and the recommendations emerging from its monitoring process.