IOM Egypt Launches Training Programme for Prosecutors of Specialized Prosecutions on Countering Smuggling of Migrants, Trafficking in Persons, and Transfer and Transplantation of Human Organs

Luxor, 24 February 2022  The International Organization for Migration in Egypt (IOM Egypt) and the Office of Prosecutor General in cooperation with the National Coordinating Committee for Combating and Preventing Illegal Migration and Trafficking in Persons (NCCPIM&TIP), has launched the first workshop for specialized prosecutors in Appeal Prosecution, in Luxor from 22 till 24 February 2022.

The workshops focused on enhancing capacities of 27 prosecutors from Upper-Egypt governorates on countering migration-related crimes. The sessions included an overview of relevant international and national legal frameworks on smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons, and transfer and transplantation of human organs, as well as the mechanisms of investigating, including relevant considerations when it comes to adjudicating such cases in accordance with the Egyptian laws, alongside different cases studies, in addition to the role  of the Public Prosecution in protecting and assisting the victims of trafficking in persons and the smuggled migrants.

The workshop was organized as part of a series of capacity building trainings aiming to increase the knowledge of prosecutors strengthen their capacity for trial of such cases under relevant Egyptian laws.

The workshops were implemented under the Africa Regional Migration Program funded by United States Department of State Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark through Strengthening the Sphere of Protection for Victims of Trafficking and Vulnerable Migrants in Egypt While Preventing Irregular Migration and Human Trafficking.

The trainings contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Goal 3 "Good Health and Wellbeing”, Goal 10 “Reduced Inequalities” and Goal 8 “8.7: End modern day slavery and human trafficking”, as well as the Global Compact for Migration (GCM), with focuses on Objective 10 “Prevent, combat, and eradicate trafficking in persons in the context of international migration” and Objective 7 “Address and reduce vulnerabilities in migration”.

For further information, please contact Omar Awwad at IOM Egypt, Tel: +20 101 2428 527 Email: