ARTICLE 9 LEGITIMACY AND VALIDITY OF DOCUMENTS
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This chapter presents Article 9 of the CoE Convention against Trafficking, which deals with the legitimacy and validity of documents. Under this provision, Parties are required to check the legitimacy and validity of travel or identity documents issued or supposedly issued by their authorities when requested to do so by another Party. The chapter begins with a short introduction, generally providing an overview of the main issues covered by the chapter. It then reviews the drafting history or preparatory work of the provision; provides a comparative analysis of this provision in the context of other international or regional legal instruments focused on human trafficking; and finally discusses issues of interpretation.

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