Article 5

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Human trafficking

Article 5 sets out the authorities’ duty to protect victims of human trafficking.

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Article 5. The Competent Authorities (CA) shall guarantee the protection and the physical and psychological wellbeing of the victims of human trafficking offences (HTOs) and shall provide them with appropriate medical, educational and social care such that these victims are able to be socially rehabilitated and integrated in a manner congruent to their needs, human dignity, age and gender. The CAs shall, in cooperation and coordination with the victims’ homelands, or with countries, in which the victims have a permanent residence, ensure their safe return.

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.