His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad chairs the 340th meeting of the Government Executive Committee, held remotely. Bahrain’s labour market systems and latest developments on measures to combat COVID-19.
Human trafficking is one of the world’s most rampant human rights violations and, sadly, one of its most profitable crimes. A select group of countries is making efforts to fight the scourge — among them is Bahrain, which has implemented an oper-door policy for its citizens to report suspected human trafficking crimes. Continue reading
When we look back at the history of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the years to come, when restrictions on movement are lifted and friends are reunited, what will be the most important lessons learned? I suggest this: When people united, to respect social distancing and protect the vulnerable, we discovered our most powerful weapon against the virus. One of the things this pandemic has made clear is that the whole community must come together to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has announced a reduction in monthly labor fees for issuing and renewing work permits by 50% for a period of three months, starting on July 1, 2020. Continue reading
Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ausamah Al Absi yesterday met UN Under-Secretary-General and executive director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Yury Fedotov and discussed partnership to combat human trafficking. The LMRA chief outlined Bahrain’s steps to combat trafficking in compliance with international standards.
Bahrain has become the first Arab State to reach Tier 1 in the US Department of State Trafficking in Persons (TiP) Report, receiving this distinguished honour in the 2018 edition. Continue reading
In a historic and unprecedented development in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), the Government of Bahrain has established the first assistance fund for victims of human trafficking. Continue reading