SummaryJordanian law enforcement officials are attending a training programme organised by the ILO in Amman from February 18-20, 2012 to better identify, investigate and respond to cases of forced labour and human trafficking.
Labour inspectors, police officers, prosecutors, judges and other officials from the Ministries of Labour, Interior and Justice will participate in sessions on labour migration governance, referral systems and national and international legal frameworks, with a focus on forced labour practices occurring in the private sector.
ObjectivesBy the end of this training, participants will better understand the definition of forced labour in the international and national contexts, ways to identify forced labour situations and inspect workplaces so as to support successful prosecution of offenders.
- Familiarize participants with forced labour and trafficking, with a focus on conceptual and legal frameworks.
- Increased understanding of links between forced labour and labour migration governance, and how to work towards reforming current structures of the labour market that are conducive to trafficking.
- Increased understanding of processes and types of forced labour. Based on the findings of ILO regional research, the training will need to give to participants examples of trafficking for labour exploitation in Jordan across economic sectors.
- Enhance participants’ knowledge on challenges to law enforcement.
- Introduce participants to measurable indicators to identify forced labour situations.
- Promote participants’ use of a victim-centred approach during investigations.
- Enhance cooperation between labour inspectors, police officers, prosecutors and judges by identifying effective models of cooperation and referral mechanisms.