Sunday, June 08, 2008

Egyptian Law Enforcers Training on Protecting Victims of Trafficking

From the International Organization for Migration:

Egypt - A three-week long training for Egyptian law enforcers begins this weekend which will better help them to tackle human trafficking in the country and to assist victims of trafficking.

The training by IOM, in coordination with the Egyptian Ministry of Interior for 20 officials will also tackle other forms of irregular migration, including human smuggling.

During their training, which is funded by the US State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (G/TIP), law enforcers will review international and domestic legal instruments on migration in general, and on irregular migration and human trafficking in particular.

Amongst other things, they will also learn how to identify and assist trafficked victims appropriately, how to manage professionally those that cooperate as witnesses with the Egyptian criminal justice system and how to apply up-to-date methods to investigate and prosecute traffickers.

Other resources:
UNODC's Toolkit to Combat Trafficking in Persons, which includes a section for law enforcement and prosecution.

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