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Training course to focus on combating forced labour
Feb 16,2013 - Last updated at Feb 16,2013
AMMAN — Law enforcement officials are attending a three-day training programme in Amman this week organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to better respond to cases of forced labour and human trafficking.
Labour inspectors, police officers, prosecutors, judges and other officials from the labour, interior and justice ministries will participate in the sessions, starting on Monday, on labour migration governance, referral systems and national and international legal frameworks, with a focus on forced labour practices occurring in the private sector, according to an ILO statement.
Institutional reform to fight trafficking in the Kingdom began in 2007.
Since then, Jordan has adopted an Anti-Trafficking Law and established the Anti-Trafficking National Committee.
In 2010, the committee launched its 2010-2012 National Strategy and Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking.
A study prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which was revealed on Tuesday, showed that the highest rates of human trafficking were registered in the Middle East.
A US State Department report on human trafficking released on Tuesday acknowledged the government is making significant efforts to fully comply with minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, but they are still not enough.
Jordan is a “destination for women and men subjected to trafficking in persons” although instances of forced labour reportedly continued to decline due to enhanced labour inspections and other recent measures undertaken by the government”, a US State Department report said this week.
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