Bangladesh: UNODC strengthens multi-stakeholder responses to counter Trafficking in persons

Dhaka, Bangladesh/15 June 2022: Under the aegis of the GLO.ACT project, UNODC built capacities of law enforcement agencies in Bangladesh, with a consultation on enhancing responses against trafficking in persons.

The themes in focus were mutual legal assistance with relevant transit and destination countries and informal police-to-police cooperation and investigation techniques.

A meeting with key stakeholders from the Government of Bangladesh was also convened to deliberate on the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for investigating trafficking cases.

The meeting was chaired by the Ministry of Home Affairs and included representatives from the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Police Headquarters, Police Bureau of Investigation, Special Branch, and Criminal Investigation Department.

The meeting aimed to form a technical working group for developing the SOP on investigating the trafficking of person cases and finalizing the working procedures. The SOP intends to codify the existing investigation practices and align them with good international practices.  

(Supported by European Union)