Section 2: The Law's Implementation
The enactment of the law is only the first step towards combating trafficking in persons. In order for the law to be fully implemented, a comprehensive Implementing Statute needs to be adopted. Article 29 of the law stipulates that the Implementing Statute of the law will be adopted by the Head of the Council of Ministers within one month of adoption of the law. However, at the time of writing, which is five months after the adoption of the law, the Implementing Statute has not yet been enacted. While the government is working on drafting these implementing regulations, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights would like to bring to the government's attention a number of areas of concern in relation to the implementation of the law. These points are related to the definition of trafficking, the definition and identification of a victim of trafficking, as well as the rights and protection services granted to victims by virtue of the law.
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