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Haiti - Politic : Inauguration of members of the Committee against human trafficking
02/12/2015 11:08:56

Haiti - Politic : Inauguration of members of the Committee against human trafficking
Tuesday at the National Palace, the President Michel Martelly, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Evans Paul and Ariel Henry, the Minister of Social Affairs and Labour proceeded with the official inauguration of members of the National Committee for the fight against human trafficking.

In his speech the Head of State, in the presence among other of members of the Cabinet of Ministers, as well as personalities of the Superior Council of the Judiciary (CSPJ), Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps declared "Human trafficking is at once an intolerable violation of human rights and an odious criminal offense. It is the third form of trafficking, the most widespread in the world, after drugs and arms trafficking. It is often associated with other crimes, such as forced labor and begging children https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-15815-haiti-politic-fight-against-trafficking-of-restavek-in-haiti.html the smuggling of migrants, sexual exploitation, organ trafficking, is considered as a modern 'form of slavery'."

Recall that the President Martelly concerned to ensure the sustainability of the full enjoyment of fundamental rights with dignity published during his tenure the Law on the fight against human trafficking, followed by a decree forming the National Committee of fight against this scourge.

This Committee composed of 12 members is responsible for defining and implementing a national strategy to efficiently ensure a better prevention and a dissuasive punishment of crimes and offenses inherent to this alarming phenomenon.

President Martelly wished every success to the Committee in this endeavor of restoration of human dignity and encouraged them to engage with forcefully and effectively to that "in the coming years, the impunity still enjoyed sometimes by the perpetrators of this crime unsustainable definitely belong to the past."

List of members of the Committee formed by Decree :
Fils-Lien Thelot (President), representative of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour ;
Bedy Nicolas Hector (1st Vice President), representative of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security ;
Hemanex Gonzague Désir
(2nd Vice President), representative of the Ministry of Women and Women's Rights ;
Venus Marie Myrthee Thebaud (Secretary), representative of the Ministry of Interior and Territorial Communities ;
Garry Merveille (Member), representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship ;
Dahilay M.J.C. Augustin Télémarque (Member), representative of the Ministry of Public Health and Population ;
Jacques Yvon Pierre (Member), representative of the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training ;
Diem Pierre (Member), representative of the Institute of Social Welfare and Research ;
Marie Carole I. Floreal Duclervil Member), representative of the National Office of Migration ;
Philippe Jean Thomas (Adviser), representative of the Human Rights Sector ;
Guylande Mesadieu (Adviser), representative of the Human Rights Sector ;
Amoce Auguste (Observer), representative of the Office of Citizen Protection.

Download the legislation on human trafficking in Haiti : https://www.haitilibre.com/docs/Loi-sur-la-traite-des-personnes.pdf

See also :
https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-15815-haiti-politic-fight-against-trafficking-of-restavek-in-haiti.html

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