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The seminar was attended by experts and specialists in combating human trafficking from the US Embassy in Muscat, NCCHT, the Ministry of Social Development, the Public Prosecution, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the General Federation of Oman Trade Unions (GFOTU), in the presence of participants representing a number of government institutions, NGOs and parties related to combating human trafficking.
The NCCHT works in cooperation with several authorities such as the Public Prosecution, ROP, ministries of Social Development, Manpower, Information, Education, Legal Affairs, Awqaf and Religious Affairs, Justice, Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Oman Human Rights Commission.
Deputy Chairman of the NCCHT, Ismail Tirab, said the children have been handed over to their families at refugee camps and their places of residence, pointing out that large numbers of them were integrated into their host communities.
While the NCCHT continued to meet with and train officials from the DCCHTs, observers continued to note the need for improved coordination between the NCCHT, DCCHTs, and LCCHTs.
These victims were specifically picked in order for their traffickers to easily control them," said Mr Elhais adding that the number of human trafficking cases announced in the annual report of the NCCHT doesn't mean an increase in the number of such crimes, but rather mean an increase in arrests.
The NCCHT report added that the number of prosecutions and the severity of punishments issued by UAE courts also increased significantly this year, with convictions in six cases and two people receiving life sentences.
William Grant, Charge d'affaires of the United States in Qatar, Ali bin Hassan al-Hammadi, Secretary General of Qatar Red Crescent, Mohamed Hassan al-Obaidly, Secretary of NCCHT, Houtan Homayounpour, Head of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Project Office (Doha) during the event.
The launch of the National Strategy for the Prevention of Human Trafficking is one of the most prominent achievements of the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT), headed by the Minister of Justice and includes a number of members representing various ministries and official and non-official bodies on this issue.
Human Trafficking (NCCHT) today held a meeting under the chair of
Tribune News Network Doha FIVE Qatari officials of the Qatar National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking (NCCHT) have returned from a 10-day International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), which explored how the United States' law enforcement, civil society, and legislative institutions tackle trafficking in persons (TIP), said a US Embassy press release on Thursday.
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