Committee on anti-human trafficking discusses latest situation

DUBAI, 26th November, 2016 (WAM) — The newly restructured National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT) held its 37th meeting in Dubai and discussed ways of activating memoranda of understanding signed by the UAE with other countries in combating human trafficking.

Prospects for signing new memos were also discussed during the meeting which was chaired by Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the NCCHT.

Dr. Gargash said new agreements would enable the UAE to share information and experiences with other partners, which would boost national efforts in fighting crimes related to human trafficking.

The meeting heard a presentation about an anti-human trafficking diploma programme developed by the Human Rights Department of the Dubai Police. The programme, the first of its kind in the Arab world, aims to provide practical training and experience to deal with this type of crime. The programme will contribute to the country’s efforts in the fight against human trafficking crimes.

The committee also reviewed measures taken by some government agencies including the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, regarding a report circulated on social media about a human trafficking case. A thorough investigation found no indicators confirming human trafficking or exploitation.