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Name: Act No. 1/2008 on Combating Human Trafficking.
Country: Bahrain
Subject(s): Human rights
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2008-01-09
Entry into force:
Published on: Al Jarida Al Rasmiyya, 2008-01-17, No. 2826, pp. 6-9 (PDF)
ISN: BHR-2008-L-83103
Bibliography: Al Jarida Al Rasmiyya, 2008-01-17, No. 2826, pp. 6-9 PDF PDF
Abstract/Citation: The Act starts with providing a definition of human trafficking, and declares that such acts are illegal and need to be stopped and punished. Penalties include both fines and imprisonment. Also provides for aggravating circumstance and sets out the different penalties for such acts. Provides for the treatment and consideration of the victim including medical, psychological, and housing assistance if needed. A committee for the assessment of the situation of foreign victims of human trafficking is established to deal with the victims and their departure to their country of origin. The Minister of Social Development is to create centers for the victims of human trafficking, as well as to provide housing and treatment for the victims.

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