Trafficking & Exploitation Order

Jun 21, 2017

This Act of Sederunt (Summary Application Rules 1999 Amendment) (Trafficking and Exploitation Orders) 2017) amends the current Summary Applications, Statutory Applications and Appeals etc. Rules 1999 in consequence of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 (‘the 2015 Act’). 

The 2015 Act makes provision for a sheriff to make  trafficking and exploitation prevention orders (TEPOs) and trafficking and exploitation risk orders (TEROs) on application by a chief constable. These are civil orders which a sheriff can make if he or she is satisfied that a person is at risk of committing a human trafficking offence.

The rules relating to TEPOs in the Act of Sederunt will come into force on 30 June 2017 and the rules relating to TEROs will come into force on 31 October 2017.  

Act of Sederunt


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