A NUMBER of labour-centric initiatives will be launched in Bahrain this year to safeguard the welfare of expatriate workers and employers.
The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) is undertaking these programmes under the motto, ‘Leaving No-one Behind’, according to chief executive Ausamah Al Absi. Continue reading
His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa has today received, at Al-Sakhir Palace, heads of delegations participating in the Government Forum to Combat Trafficking in Persons in the Middle East, organized by the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons and the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC) in the GCC. Continue reading
The British Ambassador to Bahrain, Roddy Drummond, has praised the systems and laws adopted by the kingdom, represented by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) and the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, to ensure the rights of work parties, Continue reading
Representative of the United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Judge Dr. Hatim Ali, the Executive Director of the UN Office on drugs and crimes in the GCC countries, affirmed that Bahrain is considered as an outstanding model for countries seeking to upgrade their legislative and legal systems in combating crimes and human trafficking. Continue reading
AN anti-human trafficking centre that will provide training to experts around the region is expected to open soon in Bahrain.
The state-of-the-art facility will have access to a digital database that contains details of victims, trafficking routes, court verdicts and other information to identify trends globally.
It is being spearheaded by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in co-operation with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Continue reading
The British Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN and the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Lord Tariq Ahmed of Wimbledon, received in his office today the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United Kingdom, Shaikh Fawaz bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, as well as the Chief Executive Officer of the Labour Market Regulatory Authority and Chairman of the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, Ausamah Abdullah Al-Absi. Continue reading
The United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, William Roebuck, praised Bahrain’s efforts to combat trafcking in persons, as well as the development of legal and legislative system aimed at safeguarding the rights of labour. Continue reading
The Kingdom of Bahrain has maintained its anti-human trafficking rating among the Tier 2 countries for the second year in a row.
A report released today by the US State Department acknowledged Bahrain’s tangible progress in combating the scourge of human trafficking. Continue reading