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Deal with human trafficking from origin to destination -confce told


Terming the human trafficking as a heinous criminal activities, Dr. Gowher Rizvi, international affairs adviser to the Prime Minister, on Wednesday said Bangladesh has been working on it ‘sternly and rapidly’ to control it.
Dr. Gowher Rizvi came up with the remark after addressing a inugural session of a international conference on Strengthen Police Cooperation on Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants as the chief guest at a city hotel.
He said regional cooperation is a must among the affected countries. “Affected countries—the countries, which from humans are being trafficked, the destination country as well as countries, which are being used as transit by the human traffickers––have to work unitedly to combat human trafficking,” he said.Dr Gowher Rizvi said Bangladesh has already signed a number agreements to combat human trafficking. Besides, seven special tribunal have been formed in the country to speedy trial of human trafficking related cases, he added.
Earlier, addressing the function the international adviser to the Prime Minister identified the importance of an effective specialist police investigation capacity and a comprehensive legal framework in promoting international police cooperation in transnational criminal investigations.
Bangladesh Police in cooperation with the Australian Federal Police and the UNDP Police Reform Programme (PRP), has been organising the 2-day long conference.
Chaired by Addl. IGP Md. Mokhlesur Rahman BPM (Bar), the function was addressed by Senior Home Secretary Md. Mozammel Haque Khan, Acting IGP Dr. Mohammad Javed Patwary and Country Director of UNDP Pauline Tamesis.
In her addressed, Pauline Tamesis gave an overview of the support UNDP has provided to Bangladesh and to the region in order to strengthen the protection and support of victims and to encourage cooperation to combat these serious human rights violations.
Acting IGP, Dr. Javed Patwary highlighted the progress being made by the Bangladesh Police in investigating trafficking in person cases, including the establishment of the Women Support and Investigation Division
More than 35 senior police officers experienced in the investigation of trafficking in persons or the smuggling of migrants from Australia, Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand together with senior members of the Police Reform Programme in Bangladesh are participating in the conference.
Aim of the conference is to build more effective international police cooperation on combating transnational trafficking in persons and the facilitation of smuggling of migrants amongthe participating countries. – News Desak


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