Article 14

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Article 14 sets out the penalties for the basic offence of human trafficking, imposing a sentence of up to 7 years imprisonment and a fine of up to 250,000 Riyals.

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According to the 2015 US TIP Report, the government has never prosecuted any exploitative employers or recruitment agencies under the 2011 anti-trafficking law.

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Article 14. Whoever commits human trafficking crimes as set forth in Article 2 of this Law shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding seven years and a fine not to exceed two-hundred-and-fifty thousand (250,000) Riyals.

Law / Qatar / Law No. 15 of 2011 concerning combating Human Trafficking

Trafficking in persons is criminalized in Qatar under Law No. 15 of 2011 on Combatting Human Trafficking, and punished with imprisonment for a maximum term of 7 years and a fine of up to 250,000 Qatar Riyals, and in particular aggravating circumstances, it can result in a maximum fine of 300,000 Qatar Riyals and up to 15 years imprisonment.

This law imports its definition of human trafficking from the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Art. 22 establishes the liability of legal persons for crimes of human trafficking committed by their employees or representatives in their name and for their interest.