2000 Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime

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The ratification of this protocol is intended to prevent and combat trafficking in persons and facilitate international cooperation against it. The Protocol also highlights the problems associated with trafficking in persons that often leads to inhuman, degrading, and dangerous exploitation of trafficked persons.

Approval of Draft Legislation: Revisions to Law No. 25/2003 Law Against Trafficking in Persons

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The draft legislation for revisions to the 2003 Law Against Trafficking in Persons on the prevention and suppression of trafficking in persons and the protection of victims was approved by the cabinet in March 2020 and was passed by the National Assembly in July 2020. The revisions were based on input from civil society organizations and government ministries during several workshops and strengthens the protection of victims, provides for accompanying measures, and streamlines penalties for trafficking.

Joint Ministerial Decree on the modalities of coordination between the national cost guards’ authority, the national gendarmerie, the general directorate of national security and the general directorate of customs in the land and coast inspection/control

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The Ministerial Decree aims at identifying the modalities of coordination between the different authorities concerned with land and coast inspection/control in Algeria, namely the national cost guards’ authority, the national gendarmerie, the general directorate of national security and the general directorate of customs. This include implementing joint patrols, arresting and penalizing all types of offenders and law breakers (drug dealers, organized crimes, terrorists, illegal transportation activities, etc..).

Memorandum of Understanding between UAE and Philippines on Cooperation in Combating Human Trafficking

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The UAE and the Philippines signed a MoU on Cooperation in Combating Human Trafficking and outlines the two countries’ cooperation to adopt procedures to combat human trafficking, share best practices, exchange information, promote human rights, and provide assistance in the protection, rescue, repatriation, recovery, and rehabilitation of trafficking victims in accordance with domestic laws.