Human trafficking victim support procedures standardized

Friday 16/10/2020 10:22

VGP - The consultation workshop on draft Decree replacing Decree No. 09/2013/NĐ-CP dated January 11, 2013 of the Government detailing a number of articles of the anti-human trafficking law took place in Ha Noi on October 15. 

The event was jointly organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Department of Social Evils Prevention, under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs.

Participants included representatives from ministries, agencies and 20 localities which are regarded as “hotspots” for human trafficking. 

According to the reports of the Ministry of Public Security, during  2016-2019, Viet Nam detected 1,162 cases trafficking 2,814 people, and arrested 1,546 involved suspects. 

The draft Decree consists of five chapters and 18 articles based on the principles of ensuring the constitutionality, legality and uniformity of the legal system; standardizing victim support procedures; establishing support levels suitable to the socio-economic conditions of the country, guaranteeing equal correlation between social assistance beneficiaries; ensuring the feasibility, publicity and transparency in the process and procedures for handling dossiers and papers to suit the subjects' characteristics and the country's conditions and improving efficiency of state management in support of trafficking victims.

Decree No. 09/2013/NĐ-CP details a number of articles of the Anti-Human Trafficking Law in terms of the grant, re-grant, modification, supplementation or extension of license for foundation of victim support establishments, organization and operation of victim support establishments, supports as well as order and procedures for providing supports for victims.

Accordingly, the victim support establishments shall be founded and organized on the principles of voluntariness and self-financing; operate not for profit purposes and take responsibility before law.

The victim support establishments may provide only victim support services stated in their foundation licenses and shall comply with the law and professional guidance on victim support work of the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs’.

Head of Lao Cai Province’s management board for supporting human trafficking victims Nguyen Tuong Long recommended central agencies and local People’s Committees continue launching policies to encourage non-governmental organizations and international organizations in human trafficking prevention and control at mountainous and border areas.

By Thuy Dung  

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