Country Kuwait
Year 2013
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Trafficking

Brief Description

The State of Kuwait promulgated the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants Act No. 91 which was guided by the provisions of the two protocols on the prevention of trafficking in persons and the smuggling of migrants supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Article 2 of the Act prescribes penalties under which traffickers of persons may be liable to capital punishment. Article 3 prescribes a penalty of up to 15 years’ imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 - 20,000 dinars for perpetrators of the crime. Under the terms of article 6, both the legal representative and the de facto manager of a corporate entity that may benefit from trafficking in persons may be punishable without prejudice to the personal criminal liability of the perpetrator of the crime. Article 7 prescribes a penalty of up to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 1,000 - 3,000 dinars for anyone who, being aware of a plan to commit a crime of trafficking in persons, fails to inform the appropriate authorities.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/21/KWT/1 para 29