Promoting jobs, protecting people
Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

United Arab Emirates (94,596) > Elimination of forced labour (579)

Name: Federal Law No. 51 of 2006 on Combatting Human Trafficking Crimes.
Country: United Arab Emirates
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2006-11-09
Entry into force:
ISN: ARE-2006-L-78234
Bibliography: Unofficial English Translation, 17 pages
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Gulf Labour Markets and Migration , PDF of Law in Arabic PDF of Law in Arabic (consulted on 2016-10-11)
Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Gulf Labour Markets and Migration , PDF of Law in English PDF of Law in English (consulted on 2016-10-11)
Abstract/Citation: Provides that a person who traffics in human beings shall be sentenced to a minimum period of five years in prison, with a maximum of life imprisonment if there are aggravating circumstances (i.e. foundation of a trafficking network; if the victim is a woman, child or disabled person; the crime was committed through deception or force or threats of force; the crime was committed by two or more persons or an armed person; if a person is a member of a criminal organization or participated in acts of the group; if the perpetrator is the spouse of the victim or has other authority over him/her; the perpetrator is a public servant or in charge of a public service; if the crime was of a transitional type. Provides penalties for other persons involved in trafficking. Also provides for the establishment of the National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, sets out its composition and competencies.
Amending text(s):
Implementing text(s):

© Copyright and permissions 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Privacy policy | Disclaimer