17 March 2013

NCCHT Organises Workshop on the Bali Process on People Smuggling

 The workshop was attended by Scott Bjerregaard a senior official from the Australian Consulate General who explained the Bali Process objectives, especially the development of more effective information and intelligence sharing, improved cooperation among regional law enforcement agencies to deter and combat people smuggling and trafficking networks, and enhanced cooperation on border and visa systems to detect and prevent illegal movements.

The official also described how increased public awareness can discourage such activities and alert the susceptible, and spoke on enhanced effectiveness of return as a strategy to deter people smuggling and trafficking through conclusion of appropriate arrangements.

Members of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking attended the workshop, including those representing the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Interiors, Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Social Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice, Red Crescent, Federal Prosecutors, Abu Dhabi Prosecution, Dubai Prosecutions, the Shelters, Dubai Foundation for Women and Children and Emirates Association for Human Rights