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Name: Ministerial Council Decision No. 244 in 20/7/1430 hijri on Prevention of Human Trafficking.
Country: Saudi Arabia
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 2009-07-12
Entry into force:
Published on: Umm Al-Qura, 2009-08-07, No. 4265, pp. 5-6
ISN: SAU-2009-R-82977
Bibliography: Umm Al-Qura, 2009-08-07, No. 4265, pp. 5-6
Unofficial English Translation, Human Rights Commission, Department of International Organizations and Relations, Saudia Arabia, 7 p. PDF in English PDF in English
Abstract/Citation: Establishes a system for combating human trafficking. Criminalized the trafficking of human beings, sets penalties for this crime which include imprisonment of up to 15 years and heavy fines. Also defines the cases of human trafficking such as holding a person under control for sexual abuse, forced labour, involuntary begging, slavery or slavery-like practices, and enforced organ removal or medical experimentation.. Also establishes a committee to deal with cases of trafficking, and creates health facilities for treating victims.

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