Completing policies on dealing with human trafficking-related cases

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Vietnam, in collaboration with the Department of Social Vices Prevention (DSVP) – under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), organized a “Consultation Workshop on drafting Decree replacing Decree 09/2013/ND-CP dated January 11, 2013 of the Government stipulating in detail a number of articles of the Anti-Human Trafficking Law”.

Ilustrative image. Photo: VNA

To complete mechanisms and policies supporting victims of human trafficking, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is making a draft decree detailing the execution of some articles of the Law on Human Trafficking Prevention and Combat (revised). The decree aims at addressing inadequacies in assisting the victims.

It supplements several groups of victims who are subjected to the support and amend regulations on conditions for receiving support in accordance with requirements.

The decree targets victims of human struggling, social assistance establishments, establishments assisting victims and other related offices.

The workshop on October 15, falls under the framework of the Project “Asia Regional Migration Programs”, funded by the Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration of the US Department of State (PRM) and implemented by IOM Vietnam.

With the aim of reviewing and amending Decree 09/2013/ND-CP to address the limitations and challenges in victim assistance tasks, more than 100 participants from State Ministries and agencies from more than 20 human trafficking hotspot provinces, as well as the Embassies and international organizations in the Counter-Trafficking Network joined the workshop and provided a number of recommendations for the new important draft Decree.

The workshop was an opportunity to boost information exchange among the Government, the NGOs, and the UN stakeholders on the victim assistance work, thereby enhancing the cooperation between the Counter-Trafficking Network and the Government in the related fields.

At the workshop. Source: MOLISA

Decree 09/2013/ND-CP stipulating in detail a number of articles of the Anti-human Trafficking Law took effect on April 15, 2013.

Accordingly, victims of human trafficking will receive financial support sourced from the State Budget for their basic needs and travel costs.

The victims will also get free-of-charge medical care services for 60 days.

In addition, those from poor and near-poor families will be exempted from vocational training fees if they wish to take vocational courses when returning home.

The beneficiaries include (1) Vietnamese citizens, non-nationals, and foreigners who are victims of human trafficking in Vietnam; (2) people who are identified as victims; (3) minors who follow victims.


Thu Pham