First sentencing for trafficking in persons in Seychelles

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Post  Sirop14 on Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:36 pm

First sentencing for trafficking in persons in Seychelles

30-November-2018
Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status gives its view



This week a Bangladeshi employer was found guilty of four counts of trafficking in persons (TIP) and sentenced to three years in prison along with the payment of R100,000 on each count.

Being that this was the first case tried in court for human trafficking in Seychelles, the Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status would have preferred a more severe sentence which also applies non-concurrently. Also in regards to the compensation he was ordered to pay each of his four victims, the ministry also reserves the opinion that the amount stipulated by the court should have been higher as the aim of the penalty is to serve as a deterrent for employers or recruiters who may engage in such illegal practice.

There are other incidents which the ministry has identified as possible factors of trafficking in persons and these cases are undergoing investigation by the Seychelles police to establish proof in order to prosecute.

The process of sentencing in cases such as these is a phase in tackling elements of human trafficking. With the recent signing of policy tools such as the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) which facilitates the implementation of the Labour Migration Policy, the ministry can better prevent the possibility and frequency of such occurrences through the effective procedures of proper recruitment.

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