The Handbook on Combating Trafficking in Persons is intended to encourage parliamentarians to take an active part in stopping human trafficking. It contains a compilation of international laws and good practices developed to combat human trafficking. It offers guidance on how national legislation can be brought in line with international standards. Furthermore, it outlines measures to prevent commission of the crime of trafficking in persons, to prosecute offenders and to protect victims. The Handbook also contains advice on how to report on this crime and how to enlist civil society in the cause.