Provide legal support to trafficking victims
Speakers at a discussion stressed the need for a standardised modern system to give legal support to the victims and survivors of trafficking.
International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized the round table on Thursday with its Regional Representative for South Asia Rabab Fatima in the chair.
Home Secretary Abdus Sobhan Sikdar was the chief guest, while Bangladesh Supreme Court Barrister Dr Rabeya Bhuiyan and National Human Rights Commission member Reazul Hoque were also present.
At the roundtable, the limitations and constraints of dealing with trafficking cases were identified and recommendations on ways to overcome these obstacles were made.
The recommendations include conducting regular trainings for lawyers and judges, having a permanent and decentralised set up to give legal assistance to trafficking victims, and creating awareness on the existing or new services available for the victims.