The National Committee for Combatting Trafficking in Persons (NCCTIPs) is the Kingdom of Bahrain’s official committee dedicated to fighting Trafficking in Persons (TIP), as well as implementing international laws and conventions in line with the National Plan of Anti-Trafficking in Persons.

The main aim of the NCCTIPs is to ensure that relevant individuals and bodies take the necessary measures to guarantee that every victim receives the required assistance and support as soon as there are signs of abuse, exploitation or vulnerability. This includes ensuring that the diplomatic mission of the victim’s country is kept informed and involved from start to finish.

The committee was established through Article (8) of Law No. 1 for 2008 for Combatting Trafficking in Persons in the Kingdom of Bahrain:

Article (8)

There shall be formed by a Ministerial Order of the Minister of Foreign Affairs a committee to be called the “Committee for Combatting Trafficking in Persons”. It shall be comprised of representatives from government authorities to be determined by the Ministerial Order after co-ordination with such authorities, especially the Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Information and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority, as well as representatives from three civil societies to be nominated by the Minister of Social Development.

The functions of the committee shall be as follows:

  • Laying down a programme for preventing and combatting Trafficking in Persons and protecting the victims of Trafficking in Persons from being re-targeted or abusing them.

  • Encouraging and supporting the preparation of research, information, media campaigns and social and economic initiatives for preventing and combatting Trafficking in Persons.

  • Coordinating with government departments in connection with information related to Trafficking in Persons.

  • Participating with the concerned authorities in the preparation of the reports to be presented to concerned international organisations in connection with the measures taken to combat Trafficking in Persons.

  • Following up the implementation by the concerned government departments of the recommendations and directives included in the conventions and protocols related to combatting Trafficking in Persons of which the Kingdom is a party, and submitting a report in this regard to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.