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  1. Jamaica - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Trafficking in Persons (Prevention, Suppression and Punishment) (Amendment) Act, 2018 (No. 7 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-03-27 | JAM-2018-L-108380

    Amends section 4 (hearings), 6 & 16 (restitution for victims of trafficking).

  2. Qatar - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order No. 15 of 2017 Regarding the Establishment of a National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking. (قرار مجلس الوزراء رقم 15 لسنة 2017 بشأن انشاء اللجنة الوطنية لمكافحة الاتجار بالبشر) - Legislation online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2017-03-13 | Date of entry into force: 2017-03-14 | QAT-2017-R-107698

    Section 4 of this Ministerial Order defines the role of the committee as a national coordinator for the purpose of monitoring and combating human trafficking through coordination with relevant authorities. This is to be accomplished through the following activities:

    1. Setting the national plan for combating human trafficking, and setting up programs and mechanisms for its implementation in coordination with the relevant authorities.

    2. Establishing a database that contains international agreements on human trafficking and relevant studies on the subject.

    3. Reviewing relevant national legislation and ensuring its compliance with international agreements ratified by the country.

    4. Preparing and publishing a yearly report on the country’s efforts to combat and monitor human trafficking

    5. Studying international and regional reports on combatting and monitoring human trafficking and taking necessary actions.

    6. Coordinating with relevant authorities to provide protection and support to victims of human trafficking, which includes coordination of the protection and rehabilitation program for helping victims.

    7. Raising awareness on human trafficking by holding conferences and symposiums and preparing pamphlets and training programs in order to achieve the objectives of the committee.

    8. Exchanging information and expertise with Arab, regional and international committees for combatting human trafficking and establishing strong ties with them.

    9. Participating along with relevant authorities in international conferences and forums on combating human trafficking.

    10. Undertaking any tasks assigned to the committee related to combating human trafficking.

  3. Yemen - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Law No. 1 of 2018 on Combating Human Trafficking (قانون رقم 1 لسنة 2018 بشأن مكافحة جرائم الاتجار بالبشر) - Legislation Online in Arabic

    Adoption: 2018-01-11 | Date of entry into force: 2018-01-11 | YEM-2018-L-107855

    Chapter I: Definitions.
    Chapter II: General Provisions and the Law Objectives.
    Chapter III:Crimes and Penalties.
    Chapter IV: The carriers' Liability and Legal Persons.
    Chapter V: The Law's Validity and the Competence of the Yemeni Judiciary and the International Cooperation.
    Chapter VI: Protection of Victims.
    Chapter VII: Final Provisions.

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