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  • Dhaka Wed, 25 MAY 2022,

United States and Bangladesh combat human trafficking workshop

International Desk
|  12 Jan 2022, 20:07
United States and Bangladesh combat human trafficking workshop
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US Ambassador Miller and Minister of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Anisul Huq, M.P, inaugurated a counter-human trafficking workshop for tribunal judges in Dhaka. The event was organized by the Fight Slavery and Trafficking In-Persons (FSTIP) project and funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Strong collaboration between the United States and Bangladesh led to the establishment of seven special tribunals to prosecute trafficking-in-persons (TIP) and the implementation of the five-year National Plan of Action to combat human trafficking.

 

US Ambassador Miller highlighted U. S. support for Bangladesh’s counter-human trafficking programs. He added that working with Bangladesh to fight human trafficking is a priority of the U.S. Embassy. Furtherly Ambassador Miller said that this workshop reaffirms their commitment to partner with the Government of Bangladesh, civil society, the private sector, and trafficking survivors to end trafficking in persons.

 

Ambassador Miller said that human trafficking is modern slavery and it has no place in our world.

 

Despite the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act of 2012, American and Bangladeshi law enforcement and judicial partners recognize prosecution and conviction rates for human trafficking can be improved. USAID’s $10 million FSTIP project is helping Bangladesh more effectively prosecute and convict human traffickers though training like this week’s workshop for justice sector officers, prosecutors, and judges.

 

Bangladesh’s attainment of Tier 2 status for the last two consecutive years in the U.S. Department of State’s TIP Report demonstrates the growing success of the U.S./Bangladesh partnership combating human trafficking.

Source: Press release

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