The State has also promulgated Federal Act No. 51 of 2006 on the suppression of human trafficking, which provides deterrent penalties for perpetrators of human trafficking offences. The Act served as the basis for the issuance of the Council of Ministers Decision No. 15 of 2007 on the establishment of the National Committee for the Suppression of Human Trafficking, chaired by His Highness the Minister of State for Federal National Council Affairs and including as members representatives of a number of competent Government authorities. The Committee is charged with periodically taking stock of and following up human trafficking issues with the competent authorities and supporting and encouraging the establishment of additional refuges for woman and child victims.
Offenders guilty of violating this law are subject to imprisonment, the punishment can extend to life imprisonment.
Source of Information
CEDAW/C/ARE/1 p. 31; Response of the Government of the United Arab Emirates to the Questionnaire on Violence against Women 2012, pg 4