10 November 2016

Graduation of 22 specialists on combating human trafficking

”The degree, the first of its kind in the Arab World, aims to qualify an elite group of government employees to handle such crimes with high professionalism and competence,” he noted. They gained theoretical and practical skills and knowledge on mechanisms to detect and prevent crimes in human trafficking, help and protect victims, offer psychological support for them and fight all forms and manifestations of the crime.

He said that 1,635 trainees had participated in 40 workshops on combating crimes related to trafficking in human beings and 16,647 people had benefited from 56 awareness lectures organised by Dubai Police’s Human Trafficking Crime Control Center (HTCCC).

He said Dubai Police in partnership with the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT) launched two campaigns from 2013 to 2015 to educate arrivals through Dubai International Airport about the danger of the crime. Over the last two years, an awareness campaign targeted domestic helpers recruitment agencies.
Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Abdul Rahim Al Awadi, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Legal Affairs, the launch of the programme was a creative idea and supported the government’s effort to fight the human trafficking crime.

” Seventeen cases of human trafficking was registered in 2015 under Federal Law No. (51) of 2006 on Combating Human Trafficking Crimes, an indicator of the success of the campaign launched by the government ten years ago,” he said in his an address read on behalf of Addressing the ceremony on behalf of Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of NCCHT.
”The UAE’s anti-human trafficking experiment has become a leading model globally,” he added.

The anti-human trafficking diploma programme includes all issues related to international agreement in human trafficking which will help officials develop techniques needed for investigation and protection of human trafficking victims.

The training programme is in line with the strategy of the NCCHT that focuses on four issues – prevention, penalty, victim care and enhancing international cooperation.