RIYADH: In collaboration with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Saudi Human Rights Commission on Sunday organized a remote training program for general security personnel to help them identify, interview, protect and assist victims of human trafficking crimes.
The first day’s sessions covered aspects of human trafficking from the perspective of international treaties and protocols, especially the Palermo Protocol, the system of combatting human trafficking crimes, indicators of identifying cases, and indicators of various forms of exploitation.
In addition, the first day’s sessions tackled determining the role of security personnel in handling these indicators, methodologies, and strategies of interviewing the victims, their behavior during interviews, and the implications of their body language.
Monday’s sessions will discuss the role of security personnel in protecting and helping potential victims based on the international framework, the system of combatting human trafficking, the mechanism of national referral to combat these crimes and their role during various stages, and coordination with concerned agencies.
The sessions will review the coordination mechanisms between security personnel and liaison officers from the central and sub-teams in various regions to implement the national referral mechanism, and the operational procedures for victims of trafficking.
The training program comes as part of the committee’s efforts to spread and strengthen awareness about the dangers of these crimes, penalized by international and national laws and charters, in line with the Kingdom’s continuous efforts to combat trafficking.