Oman: Royal Decree No. 126/ 2008 Issuing the Anti-Trafficking Law
|Oman: Royal Decree No. 126/ 2008 Issuing the Anti-Trafficking Law
| Date of adoption
|23 November 2008|
| Entry into force
– The National Committee for Anti-Trafficking in Persons, accessed 08 October 2014, http://www.ncchtoman.gov.om/arabic/rules.asp
– International Labour Organization Natlex Datase, accessed: 08 October 2014, http://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/docs/ELECTRONIC/81766/92282/F1786958440/OMN81766%202.pdf
|Keywords: Oman, Laws & Regulations, Trafficking
Art. 2 para. 1 of this law defines the crime of human trafficking as committing any of the following acts intentionally or for the purpose of exploitation: The use, transfer, shelter or reception of a person through coercion, threat, trickery, exploitation of a position of power, exploitation of weakness, use of authority over that person, or by any other illegal means whether directly or indirectly.
In accordance with Art. 8, whoever commits a human trafficking crime shall be punished by imprisonment for three to seven years and a fine of 5,000 to 100,000 Riyals.
A human trafficking crime shall be punishable by imprisonment for seven to fifteen years and a fine 10,000 to 100,000 Riyals in a number of listed cases (Art. 9).
Art. 22 requires the establishment of the National Committee for Anti-Trafficking in Persons by a Council of Ministers’ decision.