20 March 2014

Experts thrash out human trafficking issues

The training was organised by the directorate general for human rights at Dubai Police, in cooperation with MoI?s Committee for Fighting Against Human Trafficking Crimes, the Dubai Judicial Institute, and the UK?s Centre for Crimes against Human Trafficking. The latter were represented by the British Embassy in the UAE.

The deputy director of the general department of human rights, Colonel Dr Arif Abdul Rahim, commended an ?effective partnership? that has existed among the four organisations in fighting against human trafficking.
The training comes as a followup of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) previously signed between the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT) and the Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI) specifying higher levels of coordination in the fight against human trafficking.

The MoU was ?in line with joint efforts to raise awareness on human trafficking and its negative impact on society, economic stability, national security, and sustainable development.?

According to Sumaiti, the agreement sought to ?enhance bilateral and international cooperation against such crimes; consolidate efforts to develop relevant laws and legislation; enable the parties concerned to implement protective and preventive measures; and support victims by assisting them in overcoming the psychological, moral, and social effects of their experiences and reintegrating them into society.?

The UAE was the first Arab country to formulate legislation dedicated to combating human trafficking. It is contained in Federal Law No. 51 of 2006.