Country Saudi Arabia
Year 2009
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The Standing Committee on Trafficking in Persons was established at the seat of the Human Rights Commission, pursuant to Cabinet Decision No. 244 of 13 July 2009, and comprises representatives of the Ministries of the Interior, Foreign Affairs, Justice, Social Affairs, Labour, and Culture and Information. It is a key national mechanism for implementing the Trafficking in Persons (Offences) Act and has numerous functions, including:
• Following up on victims to ensure that they come to no further harm;
• Developing a policy of actively seeking out victims and training law enforcement officers in victim identification techniques;
• Coordinating with the competent authorities in order to return victims to their homes in the country of which they are nationals or, where requested, to their place of residence in any other country;
• Recommending, if the situation so requires, that a victim should be permitted to remain in the Kingdom and have his status regularized so that he is able to work.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/17/SAU/1, para 18