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UAE records drop in human trafficking cases

The number of reported human trafficking cases in the UAE has decreased last year, as compared to the previous three years, according to a top official.   Brigadier Ahmed Mohammed Nehkairah, head of Human Rights

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Skills plan to combat trafficking in Bahrain

Frontline staff who deal with victims of human trafficking are set to receive additional training through a series of internationally led workshops later this year in Bahrain. The workshops, scheduled for November, are being organised by the L

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Bahrain taken off US human trafficking watch list

Bahrain has been removed from a US human trafficking ‘watch list’ and praised for its ‘significant efforts’ in preventing the illegal practice. The latest US State Department Trafficking in Persons Report,

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Anti-trafficking centre in Bahrain to provide shelter to victims

A national centre to tackle human trafficking and provide temporary shelter for victims could be open in Bahrain by the end of this year. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) is spearheading the initiative in partnership

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Bahrain in drive to combat human trafficking

Bahrain is setting out major plans to combat human trafficking. Legal measures are underway to bolster Bahrain’s efforts to combat the scourge, it was revealed, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister

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Bahrain hotline for trafficking victims

A national hotline dedicated to helping human trafficking victims in Bahrain will soon be launched. It will also address different complaints submitted by Bahrain's expatriate community, which makes up more than half of the po

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Bahrain official 'pockets bribe to drop charges'

A top government official in Bahrain arrested in connection with corruption had allegedly pocketed BD12,000 ($31,633.9) for dropping human trafficking charges against a restaurant. The Bahraini, who was the director of inspections

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30 trafficking cases probed in Bahrain

Bahrain has investigated 30 human trafficking cases within 12 months, including forced labour and prostitution.   This was more than a four- fold increase from seven cases that were dealt with by authorities in 2

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Human trafficking case 'just tip of the iceberg'

Activists have welcomed news that a company is facing legal action for human trafficking, but say it is just the tip of the iceberg and want Bahraini authorities to follow up with more raids on unscrupulous employers. The Labour M

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Focus on anti-trafficking co-operation

UAE’s Ministry of Interior, represented by the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking at the Human Rights Department, discussed means to boost co-operation and mutual co-ordination in the anti-trafficking field with the Internation

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