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Kuwait affirms utter rejection of human trade
September 8, 2016, 4:18 pm

 Minister of Justice, Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sanea said on Thursday that human trade constitutes flagrant breach of human rights and dignity.

These rights are safeguarded by the State of Kuwait Constitution and national legislations, he said in a statement as he emerged from a meeting with the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, Maria Grazia.

Government of the State of Kuwait believes that trade and trafficking in persons is a major challenge in the face of the international community, thus it warrants collective action to face it, the minister added.

Law 5/2006 stipulates approval of the UN convention on combating organized crime and its two affiliate protocols. The convention bans and penalizes trading in human beings, namely children and women, combating immigrants' trafficking. Another Kuwaiti law (91/2013) deals with combating such illegal trade and smuggling.

Moreover, the State of Kuwait regularly responds to international reports regarding human trade. The UN envoy is currently visiting the country to be apprised of the State efforts against such illegal activities. 

Source: KUNA

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