Article 2



Abuse of vulnerability Coercive, unfair or deceptive recruitment Criminal liability Forced labour Human trafficking Slavery

Article 2 establishes the definition of human trafficking and criminalises human trafficking.


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 2. Whoever deals in a coercive or transactional way with a natural person, including the use, transport, delivery, harbouring, reception or receipt, whether within the state territory or across its national borders; by means of force, violence, or threat thereof; or through abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power, or exploitation of a position of vulnerability or need; or through a promise to give or receive payments or benefits in exchange for obtaining the consent of a person to traffic another person; if the purpose of the transactions was exploitation in whatever form, including; exploitation in acts of prostitution and all forms of sexual exploitation, exploitation of children in such acts and in pornography, begging, forced labor or the forced rendering of services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of human organs, tissues or body parts; shall be committing the crime of human trafficking.

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.