ARTICLE 27 EX PARTE AND EX OFFICIO APPLICATIONS
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This chapter provides commentary on Article 27 of the CoE Convention against Trafficking, which deals with ‘ex parte and ex officio applications’. Article 27(1) forbids to limit the investigations into or prosecution of human trafficking offences by a victim’s complaint. 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 the issues of interpretation.

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