"UAE's Fight Against 'Heinous' Human Trafficking - Minister of Justice

Marking the UN-established World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UAE's Minister of Justice, Abdullah Al Nuaimi, emphasized the country's unwavering commitment to combat the "heinous crime" of human trafficking. The Emirates has enacted legislation to address all forms of human trafficking

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UAE Takes Strong Action Against Human Trafficking on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

including sexual exploitation and forced labor. To support these efforts, the National Committee for Combating Human Trafficking was established in 2007. The UAE has taken firm and serious measures against human trafficking, positioning itself at the forefront of nations in the region that have acceded to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. In a significant Interpol operation in 2021, the UAE participated in tackling human trafficking worldwide, leading to the apprehension of numerous offenders.

Dubai Police's Proactive Approach in Assisting Human Trafficking Victims and Enhancing Cooperation: Strengthening Strategies and Victim Support

Dubai Police has taken proactive steps to assist human trafficking victims in rebuilding their lives. Combining its primary role of preventing and investigating human trafficking, the force focuses on supporting victims through dedicated strategies. The Human Trafficking Crimes Control Centre, established in 2009, plays a crucial role in combating these crimes and improving victim support services. Simultaneously, the Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy has intensified its training programs on human trafficking crimes to keep up with the evolving threat posed by traffickers. Mr. Al Nuaimi stressed the importance of building strong, constructive bridges of cooperation between national authorities, regional, and international organizations, leveraging modern technology to bolster institutions' resilience and responsiveness in the fight against this crime.

The UAE's "Five P's" Strategy: Uniting against Human Trafficking on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

The UAE's approach to tackling human trafficking revolves around its "Five P's" strategy: prevention, prosecution, punishment, protection, and promotion of international cooperation. This comprehensive strategy demonstrates the country's commitment to eradicating this transnational crime. On the occasion of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UAE calls on all state partners, United Nations agencies, and civil society organizations to join forces in confronting this global issue. The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, echoes the call for action, acknowledging that global crises, conflicts, and the climate emergency have exacerbated trafficking risks. By investing more in detection and protection, strengthening law enforcement, and providing support to survivors, we can work towards a world where no one is bought, sold, or exploited by traffickers.

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