Program launched to fight human trafficking in Saudi Arabia

The initiative looks into the procedure of interviewing victims. (Supplied)
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Updated 13 January 2020

Program launched to fight human trafficking in Saudi Arabia

  • The training program falls within the framework of the memorandum of understanding signed between the HRC and the OHCHR, which includes technical cooperation programs in several human rights-related activities

RIYADH: The Anti-Trafficking in Persons Committee at the Saudi Human Rights Commission (HRC) is organizing a four-day training program titled “Search and investigation procedures in trafficking in persons cases.”
Experts from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will participate in the program, which seeks to advance the capabilities of persons working in criminal investigation relevant to anti-trafficking.
The program covers topics related to criminal investigation strategies, evidence collection and inspection procedures.
It addresses seven axes, including the human rights-based security approach to trafficking in persons cases from the perspective of protocols and national law.  
The initiative also looks into the procedure of interviewing victims, and the provision of witness and victim protection during criminal justice processes in accordance with human rights guidelines.

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The program covers topics related to criminal investigation strategies, evidence collection and inspection procedures.

The training program falls within the framework of the memorandum of understanding signed between the HRC and the OHCHR, which includes technical cooperation programs in several human rights-related activities.
It also aligns with the Kingdom’s efforts to combat human trafficking by promoting the prosecution and conviction of perpetrators and the provision of medical, psychological and legal assistance to victims.
The HRC implemented the program in Riyadh last month and plans to hold it in the Eastern Province on Jan. 26.


Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

Updated 13 July 2020

Saudi Arabia records lowest daily COVID-19 death rate for two weeks

  • The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop
  • There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units

LONDON: Saudi Arabia on Monday reported its lowest daily death toll from COVID-19 in two weeks, with 20 people dying from the virus in the past 24 hours.

The Kingdom’s daily new case figure also continued to drop from highs a fortnight ago, with 2,852 new infections reported on Monday.

The total number of cases in Saudi Arabia reached 235,111 and the death toll across the country stands at 2,243.

The number of recoveries in Saudi Arabia rose to 169,842 after another 2,704 people recovered from the virus.

Among the new confirmed cases, Riyadh recorded the highest number, with 258 infections in one day. Jeddah reported 235 new infections, while Al-Hafouf detected 203 new infections.

On Sunday, the Saudi health ministry said the rate of critical COVID-19 cases in the Kingdom was stabilizing and had decreased over the past two weeks as the country continued to see a decline in new cases.

There are currently 2,245 patients in critical care units.