The third meeting of Bahrain’s National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Persons was presided over by Nibras Mohammed Talib, who serves as the CEO of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority and also holds the position of chairperson for the NCCTIPs.
He emphasized the crucial need for sustained coordination to enhance the work environment in alignment with the dynamic changes in the labor market. Furthermore, they highlighted the significance of bolstering the efforts of the Kingdom of Bahrain to proactively combat all manifestations of trafficking in persons.
Bahrain has committed to enhancing its national teams and elevating its capabilities in the realm of identifying human trafficking crimes. Additionally, the country is dedicated to adopting mechanisms aimed at assisting victims and preventing individuals from becoming potential targets of trafficking.
Bahrain has achieved recognition as a Tier 1 country by the U.S. Department of State, indicating that the government fully satisfies the minimum criteria for the elimination of trafficking in persons.
While Bahrain has attained Tier 1 status, there are still challenges that require attention. The collaboration between law enforcement, social services, and non-governmental organizations is essential for efficient anti-trafficking efforts. Additionally, the use of technology to expedite crimes and exploit victims poses a significant obstacle that must be addressed.
Despite facing challenges, Bahrain has demonstrated unwavering commitment to the fight against human trafficking. The enactment of laws and penalties targeting individuals and organizations involved in withholding the freedom of workers, as well as exploiting or trafficking them, highlights Bahrain’s proactive approach. The dedication to developing national teams with enhanced capabilities to improve the work environment in the labor market underscores the Kingdom’s allegiance and sustained efforts in combating trafficking in persons within the Middle East Region.