14 Feb 2020
Policy Brief - The Implementation of Bangladesh's Overseas Employment and Migrants Act of 2013 and the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act of 2012 | January 2020
The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in close coordination with the Government of Bangladesh, conducted a stock-taking exercise of the Overseas Employment and Migrants Act (OEMA) of 2013 and the Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act (PSHT) of 2012. The initiative was undertaken through the project, “Bangladesh Sustainable Reintegration and Improved Migration Governance (Prottasha)”, implemented by IOM and funded by the European Union. This policy brief summarizes the results of the stock-taking exercise, revealing the implementation scenario of OEMA 2013 and PSHT 2012, including specific factors and challenges. It reviews the existing gaps in the legal provisions and proposes a way forward based on the good practices of other countries for the functional and effective implementation of these two legal frameworks and relevant rules, policies and plans.