Established in 2009 pursuant to Council of Ministers Decision No. 244, the Committee is headquartered at the Human Rights Commission and comprises representatives from the Ministries of the Interior, Foreign Affairs, Justice, Social Affairs, Labour, and Culture and Information, and from the Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution.
The Committee is a key national mechanism for implementing the Suppression of Trafficking in Persons Act and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Its functions include:
• Following up on victims of trafficking to ensure that they are not exploited in such a way again;
• Formulating a policy to encourage a proactive approach to seeking out victims, and providing
training in victim identification to relevant personnel;
• Coordinating with the authorities to repatriate victims to their place of origin in the country of which they are a national or, where requested, to their place of residence in any other country;
• Making recommendations regarding victims who should remain in Saudi Arabia, where appropriate, and regularizing the status of such persons so that they are able to work.