Bahrain this Month: Conference on Human Trafficking

On 1-3 March 2009, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs organised a conference under the theme: 'Human Trafficking at a Crossroads'. The Conference was attended by representatives of governments, national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, the private sector and civil society. Dr. Rana Al Khalifah, an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs commented that the Conference comes as part of Bahrain's efforts to eradicate this phenomenon, in addition to try to include the private sector in combating human trafficking and providing support to its victims. The Conference discussed national strategies for combating trafficking; shed light on coordination between private and public sectors; and provided an overview of the executive, legislative and judicial measures taken to curb this phenomena.