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Qatar leaves no stone unturned to fight human trafficking: Nuaimi

Qatar leaves no stone unturned to fight human trafficking: Nuaimi


Hisham Aljundi
Doha
Qatar has spared no effort to establish a national legal and institutional framework in order to support national, regional and international efforts to combat trafficking in human beings, Minister of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs HE Dr Issa bin Saad al Jafali al Nuaimi has said.
Nuaimi, who is also the chairman of National Committee for Combatting Human Trafficking, made the statement during the 5th Interpol Global Conference on Trafficking in Human Beings and Smuggling of Migrants, which opened in Doha on Wednesday.
Around 300 dignitaries from 90 countries, including ministers, public prosecutors, experts and representatives of international institutes related to this field are attending the conference being held under the patronage of Prime Minister and Interior Minister HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa alThani.
Nuaimi said that Qatar gives high importance to fighting human trafficking and its associated phenomena such as forced labour, modern slavery and child labour.
The minister referred to Law No 15 of 2011, which criminates all shapes and forms of human trafficking and Law No 21 or 2015, which ends the sponsorship system. He also referred to Law No 15 of 2017 regarding domestic help to support his point.
He added that Qatar is one of the biggest donors of the United Nations Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking since its establishment as well as United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Meanwhile, Deputy Chairman of National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking Faisal al Henzab and Director for Organised and Emerging Crime at Interpol Paul Stanfield said during a press conference that the conference reflects the honest and strong will of Qatar to work with the global community to combat human trafficking, which is considered one of the most dangerous crimes in the world after the drugs and weapons.
Paul Stanfield praised Qatar for cooperating with the UN and other countries in the region to raise awareness on fighting human trafficking and hoped that other countries from the region would follow suit.

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