Sunday, July 24, 2016

Panel Lawyers Awareness on Human Trafficking in Jessore

District Legal Aid Panel Lawyers’’ Awareness Raising on Trafficking in Persons and Protection of Victims’ Rights in Bangladesh held on 23rd July Jessore Circuit House, Jessore.The training aims at increasing understanding and awareness of District Legal Aid Officers in dealing with the cases
involving trafficking victims and their families and traffickers, in accordance to the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act, 2012. 

Mr. Md. Israil Hossain, Senior District and Sessions Judge, Jessore was honored to present the program as Chief guest, where Mr. Md. Rafiqul Islam, Chief Judicial Magistrate, Jessore and SM Mohammad Ali, Deputy Solicitor, Law and Justice Division, MoLJPA were present as special guest. 

All the guests are emphasized to prompt disposal of trafficking cases. They also empathized to provide gov’t legal aid to the victim of trafficking as most of them are unable to bear the cost of legal procedure. A total number of 47 district legal aid panel lawyers from different 10 district under Khulna division attended the event. 

The awareness raising program helps the district legal aid panel lawyers having the necessary knowledge and skills to enabling them a clear understanding of how the crime of human trafficking works within the framework trafficking phase and element of trafficking, understanding about distinguish between human trafficking and human smuggling as well as enabling to list the immediate needs of victims and identify available sources of assistance. It also helps the participant remaining their role and responsibilities in ending impunity for traffickers and securing justice for victims as well as and promotes effective collaboration with related criminal justice stakeholders. 

The training was facilitated by Dipta Rakshit, technical Team Leader, BC/TIP, SM. Mohammad Ali, Deputy Solicitor, Law and Justice Division, MoLJPA and Advocate Shahanur Islam, Prosecution Manager, BC/TIP

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