The Decision to form the Committee
Pursuant to Article (18) of the Shura Council Law, issued by Royal Order no. (A/91), dated 27/8/1412H;
Upon perusal of the Shura Council Resolution no. (84/57) dated 26/11/1429H;And
upon perusal of the Council of Ministers Resolution no. (244), dated 20/7/1430H
Have decreed as follows:
First: Approval of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law, in the form enclosed herewith;
Second: His Highness the Deputy Prime Minister and Their Excellencies the Ministers, each in his respective capacity, shall implement this decree.
Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Resolution no. 244, dated 20/7/1430H
The Council of Ministers:
Upon perusal of the correspondence no. (47832/B), incoming from the Office of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, dated 3/12/1429H, including the draft Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law;
Upon perusal of the Meeting Minutes no. (185) dated 12/5/1428H; Meeting Minutes no. (52), dated 5/2/1429H; and Meeting Minutes no. (340), dated 24/7/1429H; and Memorandum no. (388), dated 30/8/1429H, drafted by the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers;
Upon review of the Shura Council Resolution no. (84/57) dated 26/11/1429H;
Upon perusal of the Meeting Minutes no. (90), dated 23/2/1430H drafted by the Bureau of Experts at the Council of Ministers;
And upon perusal of the recommendation of the General Committee of the Council of Ministers no. (357), dated 9/5/1430H;
Has decided as follows :
First: Approval of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Law, in the form enclosed herewith; a draft royal decree has been drawn up to this effect, a copy of which is enclosed herewith.
Second: Formation of a committee to combat trafficking in persons at the Human Rights Commission; said committee shall include representatives from the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, the Ministry of Culture and Media, and the Human Rights Commission.
Third: Said committee shall have the following competencies:
1- Monitoring the situation of victims of trafficking in persons to ensure that they are not exposed to abuse again;
2- Establishing a policy that urges active search for victims and training of personnel in victim identification techniques;
3- Coordinating with the competent authorities to return victims to their native countries, namely their countries of nationality, or to any place of residence in another country if they so request;
4- Making a recommendation to keep victims in the Kingdom and to settle their legal conditions to enable them to work if necessary; such recommendation – upon approval – shall be subject to review pursuant to the same procedures each year as a maximum;
5- Preparing research, information, media campaigns and socioeconomic initiatives to prevent and combat trafficking in persons;
6- Coordinating with state agencies regarding information and statistics related to crimes of trafficking in persons.
Fourth: The President of the Human Rights Commission shall issue a resolution regulating the work of the said committee.