Xinhua News AgencyDecember 9, 2013 05:56
Maldives ratifies anti-human trafficking bill
COLOMBO, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has ratified the Anti-Human Trafficking Bill, making it a criminal offence in the country, local media reported here on Monday.
The bill, passed by the parliament last week, has been published in the government gazette following ratification, local media outlet Haveeru reported.
The new legislation declares trafficking in persons a criminal offence in the Maldives.