Central Body for Suppression and Prevention of Trafficking In Persons held a coordination meeting on legal affairs and prosecution at the Office of the Union Attorney-General in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
During the meeting, the central body’s Chairman, Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint said that they are in 3rd year of 5-year framework of Anti- Human Trafficking.
Despite the scheme it is public knowledge that in the Trafficking in Persons report released by the US State Department, Myanmar had been Tier 2 watch list in 2017 and was downgraded to Tier 3, the lowest stage, in 2018.
He urged to make efforts to be upgraded to Tier 2 again for the benefits of the country and the nation, that related department discuss future work concerning American TIP Report, in detail, and to have Myanmar’s efforts in tackling the issue, known internationally.
Next, the Secretary of Government Working Group on Legal Framework and Prosecution Daw Aye Cho Ohn, Director-General of Department of Prosecution detailed the performances of the team and steerings for 2019 .
Anti-Trafficking Task Force Police Brig-Gen Myint Htoo explained prosecution of human trafficking , sentence for human trafficking and difficulties over prosecuting human traffickers.
Afterwards, officials from the related member departments of the government working group made suggestions over rehabilitation of the survivors of trafficking, assistances, educating people to counter human trafficking.
The Deputy Attorney-General discussed on the suggestions and delivered the closing speech.—MNA
(Translated by Alphonsus)