Kuwait: Law No. 91 of 2013 on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants
|Kuwait: Law No. 91 of 2013 on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants
| Date of adoption
|10 March 2013|
| Entry into force
|17 March 2013|
|Text versions|| Arabic
– Al Kuwait Al Youm, Al Jarida Al Rasmiyya, 17-3-2013, No. 1123.
|In Art. 1 the terms “cross-national crime”, “organized crime group”, “child”, “trafficking in persons”, “smuggling of migrants”, “illegal entry”, and “forged passport or travel document” are defined.
Art. 2 states that anyone who has committed the crime of trafficking in persons shall be sentenced to 15 years in prison and to lifetime imprisonment if the crime was carried out in any of the following circumstances:
The defendant shall be sentenced to the death if the victim is killed as a result of the crime.
Art. 3 deals with the smuggling of migrants. Any person convicted of committing the crime can be sentenced to up to 10 years of imprisonment and given a fine of 3,000 – 10,000 KD. The sentence is increased to up to 15 years of imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 – 20,000 KD in the following circumstances:
Art. 4 sets the penalty for hiding a person who has committed the crimes mentioned in articles 2 & 3 and for participating in the concealment of the crime.
Art. 7 defines the penalty for having knowledge of plans to commit any of the crimes set out in articles 2 & 3 and failing to report it to the authorities.