Trafficking in persons

    Qatar

    Qatari Law NO. (15) OF YEAR 2011 On Combating Trafficking in Human Beings

     Article (13)-(15)

    UNTOC Articles

    • Organized Crime Convention

    • Article 11 : Prosecution, adjudication and sanctions
    • Trafficking in Persons Protocol

    • Smuggling of Migrants Protocol

    • Firearms Protocol

      Original Text

      Article (13)

      Without prejudice to any more severe penalty provided by another law, penalties provided by this law shall be applied.

      Article (14)

      A person who has committed one of human trafficking offences provided by Article (2) of this Law shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding seven (7) years and a fine not exceeding two hundred fifty thousand (250,000) Riyals.

      Article (15)

      A person who has committed an offence of human trafficking shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not exceeding fifteen (15) years and a fine not exceeding three hundred thousand (300,000) Riyals, in the following cases:

      1- If the victim was a female, a child, an incapable person or a person with disabilities.

      2- If the crime resulted in the death of the victim or caused him to suffer a permanent disability or an incurable disease.

      3- If the perpetrator was a spouse, one of the ascendants or descendants, custodian or guardian of the victim, or has authority over the victim.

      4- If the act was committed by threat of death, serious harm or physical or psychological torture; or by a person carrying a weapon.

      5- If the perpetrator was a public employee or was assigned to carry out a public service and committed the crime by exploiting this capacity.

      6- If the crime was committed by an organized criminal group and the accused person was one of its members.

      7- If the crime was of a transnational nature.

       
       
       
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