Bahrain’s anti-human trafficking efforts praised

A US Congress delegation praised the pioneering role played by Bahrain in combating human trafficking and developing the work environment by applying international criterial to safeguard the rights of work parties.

This came during a meeting today between Chief Executive of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) Ausama bin Abdullah Al Absi, the Head of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons (NCCTIP), and a delegation from the US Congress. The meeting was held in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The American Congressmen underlined Bahrain’s good reputation in combating human trafficking and promoting labour rights. They stressed the international reports in this respect, including Bahrain reaching Tier 1 status for two consecutive years in the US Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report.

Al Absi updated the US delegation about the reform project of the labour market and the executive steps taken to carry it out. He stressed keenness of the Kingdom of Bahrain to protect the work environment, affirming that respecting the individuals’ rights and ensuring equality between them is part of the social culture in Bahrain.