|Human Trafficking Legislation|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 31 March 2011 00:00|
Belmopan. March 30, 2011.
Solicitor General, Mr. Oscar Ramjeet, Ambassador Nestor Mendez and other officials of Belize’s Embassy in Washington met with H.E. Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-at-large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons of the US Department of State on March 23, 2010 to discuss concrete ways in which Ambassador CdeBaca’s office could collaborate with Belize in its legal reform efforts in the area of human trafficking.
Belize is currently in the process of amending its Trafficking in Persons (Prohibition) Act as a part of the government’s ongoing efforts to combat this form of modern day slavery.
The proposed amendments seek to more clearly define and increase the offenses that can be prosecuted under the Act and to provide for stiffer penalties for existing offenses.