UNODC Retreat to review legislation on combating the smuggling of migrants

Retreat produced a draft immigration and deportation amendment bill and a desk review report.

UNODC Regional Office for Southern Africa and UNODC HQ Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section in collaboration with the Zambia Law Development Commission organized a drafting Retreat on to review legislation on combating the smuggling of migrants in Zambia.

The objective of the retreat  are as follows: to enhance provisions of the legislation so that it is responsive to the needs of the stakeholders; to identify lacunae in the legislation in an effort to introduce suitable provisions;  to review the legislation in order to harmonize the pertinent laws;  to domesticate the applicable international and regional instruments relating to smuggling of migrants; and to adopt regional and international best practice with regards to combatting human trafficking.

The outcome of the retreat was a draft immigration and deportation amendment bill and a desk review report. Participants comprised officials from the Zambia Law Development Commission, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Immigration Department, Zambia Police Service, Ministry of Justice. There were 14 officials: 9 F: 5 M.

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