The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia confirmed that it attaches great importance to the promotion and protection of human rights, and these rights have surrounded a fence of regulations and instructions that guarantee the preservation of human dignity, protect their rights and preserve their freedom.
In the Kingdom’s speech during the high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly on evaluating the UN Global Action Plan to Combat Trafficking in Persons, the Kingdom’s Deputy Representative to the UN, Counselor Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al-Ateeq, pointed out that the Kingdom is embarking on the promotion and protection of human rights from the provisions of Islamic Sharia-based on Principles of justice, freedom and equality.
This is taking place through the application of regulations and the development of national measures and procedures to combat and eliminate these crimes, which has made the Kingdom advance at the international level in return for the tangible achievements it has made and is still making in this field.
He explained that the system for combating trafficking in person’s crimes issued by the royal decree in 2009 is one of the most important regulations in the Kingdom to combat these crimes.
He pointed out that the system specified penalties for anyone who commits any of these crimes, as well as the rights of victims of trafficking in persons, and the care that must be provided them during the stages of inference, investigation, and trial of those who committed these crimes against them, in line with the provisions of Islamic Sharia and the relevant international standards to which the Kingdom has become a party.
Al-Ateeq pointed out that to ensure coordination and integration of national efforts, a cabinet decision was issued to form a committee to combat trafficking in persons in the Human Rights Commission, whose membership includes representatives from government agencies entrusted with combating these crimes.
Al-Ateeq reiterated that this issue constitutes a top priority and a constant concern to which the Kingdom attaches redoubled effort and attention at the national and international levels, stressing that the Kingdom welcomes all aspects of dealing, cooperation, and coordination with the international community to help combat this crime.