Updated on 27 Oct 2021, 4:57 am
A three-day Meeting of Prosecutors General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Member States is set to deliberate on “Combating the Menace of Trafficking of persons especially in Women and Children”.
Anoop Kumar Mendiratta, Secretary, Department of Legal Affairs, Ministry of Law & Justice, along with other senior officials, will host the preceding meeting of Experts and Officials on October 27-28 through video conferencing, the Union Law and Justice Ministry said in a statement.
The meeting on October 29 will be hosted by Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General of India.
The Experts Group will discuss and share their experiences, best practices and the governing laws of the country relating to the agenda of the meeting i.e. Combating the Menace of Trafficking of persons especially in Women and Children and finalize the draft protocol, to be signed in the meeting of Prosecutors General, the ministry stated.
In the Nineteenth Meeting of Prosecutors General of the SCO, Member States will deliberate on strengthening cooperation in preventing and combating the growing threat of trafficking in persons especially women and children; exchange of information and best practices in the field of laws; cooperation amongst the educational training institutions and anti-trafficking bodies of the SCO Member States, the ministry said.
It said a Protocol (Minutes) incorporating the deliberations / decisions of the Nineteenth Meeting of Prosecutors General of the SCO Member States will be signed and adopted by the SCO Member States.
The Prosecutors & Attorney General and senior officials / experts from the Ministries of Law & Justice of India, Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will be participating in the Meeting. The SCO Secretariat will be providing necessary assistance during the three-day deliberations, the ministry added.