Nibras Talib: Bolstering the Kingdom’s Efforts to Proactively Address All Forms of Trafficking in Persons

While chairing the meeting of the National Committee for Combating Trafficking in Persons
His Excellency Mr. Nibras Talib, CEO of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and Chairman of the National Committee for Combatting Trafficking in Persons (NCCTIPs) stressed the importance of continuing efforts and coordination between various authorities to improve and develop the work environment in line with the rapid changes in the labour market, in order to boost the Kingdom’s efforts to proactively address all forms of trafficking in persons.

His Excellency chaired the meeting of the National Committee for Combatting Trafficking in Persons, which discussed the mechanism for implementing the recommendations of the US State Department’s report on the classification of countries in the field of combating trafficking in persons.

He added that the Kingdom of Bahrain has attained international confidence and respect   for its progressive measures in combating trafficking in persons, which have contributed to achieving Tier 1 classification in the annual report of the US State Department on combating trafficking in persons, as the first country in the Middle East and North Africa region to maintain this status for 6 consecutive years (2018-2023).

He disclosed that sustaining this status requires ongoing efforts to keep pace with the developments and changes taking place in the market, and to face them in accordance with the culture and specificity of the Kingdom and the region.

It is noteworthy that the National Committee for Combatting Trafficking in Persons includes representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior, the Supreme Judicial Council, the Public Prosecution, the Labour Market Regulatory Authority, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments and the Ministry of Labor, as well as representatives of civil society organizations, namely the Bahrain  Human Rights Monitor, the Bahrain Society for Tolerance and Coexistence of Religions, and the Bahrain Society for Human Rights.