Throughout this knowledge module, reference to certain provisions or sections of a piece of legislation, part of a legal judgment, or aspect of a practice does not imply that the legislation, judgment, or practice is considered in its entirety to be a good example or a promising practice.

Some of the laws cited herein may contain provisions which authorize the death penalty. In light of the United Nations General Assembly resolutions 62/14963/16865/206, and 67/176 calling for a moratorium on and ultimate abolition of capital punishment, the death penalty should not be included in sentencing provisions for crimes of violence against women and girls.

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Child Protection Provisions Resources on Forced and Child Marriage
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Non-discrimination should be incorporated into each and every principle and provision

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Laws should prohibit discrimination on any ground, including:  race, color, religion, belief, age, family status, culture, language, ethnicity, national or social origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, political or other opinion, disability, property, birth, immigration status, the fact that the person has been trafficked or has participated in the sex industry, or other status. (See: UNODC Model Law Against Trafficking in Persons, Art.3(2) commentary; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), Art.2, paragraph 1; UN Trafficking Protocol, Art.14; Council of Europe Convention Against Trafficking in Human Beings, Preamble)