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Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Interior
#275 Norodom Blvd.
If calling from Cambodia:
Tel: 02 3726052
Fax: 02 3721905
If calling from overseas:
Tel: +855 2 3726052
Fax: +855 2 3721905
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HOTLINE: 02 3720555
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) oversees services including law enforcement and thus is mainly responsible for the prevention, investigation and protection of trafficking cases. Under the LEASETC Project, supported by UNICEF, IOM, the office for the High-Commissioner for Human Rights and WV-C, the following achievements have been realised:
- Creation through Sub-Decree N0 40, 13 May 2002, of a Department of Anti-Human Trafficking and Juvenile Protection (DAHTJP). The Department is mandated to provide specialised services in the field of prevention and suppression of all acts of human trafficking, sexual exploitation, rape and debauchery. The department is under the authority of the General Commissioner of the National Police, and comprises a central office, seven bureaus in key provinces and municipalities, and a special section in each of the other 17 provinces and municipalities in the country. From January-December 2003, the Department reported 257 cases of suspected human trafficking, of which 227 were confirmed. 271 perpetrators were arrested and sent to the courts and 427 victims were rescued.
- Improved cooperation between police, with border police and international authorities, dissemination of information about relevant laws and trafficking issues.
- Police training on different levels (deputy, commissioners, middle management at provincial and district level) in 13 provinces. On-the-job training has been provided to the DAHTJP department and to police officers working in the field on child interviewing techniques, collection of forensic evidence, how to use the internet in tracking pedophiles and how to improve a criminal case file to be sent to court.
- Police also receive assistance in following-up cases of trafficking and sexual exploitation.
- A database and specific forms for data collection has been developed to monitor the number of reported cases on TSEC and the number of arrests.
- A 24 hours Hotline and response unit was established under the MoI and now in the central DAHTPJ Department, and has been in operation seen October 2000. The Hotline is supported by UNICEF and World Vision. Potential victims, their families and third parties can report cases and receive information about referral options. In 2003, the DAHTJP received 257 calls, of which 177 were received through the Hotline.
The Ministry of Interior has also developed a video film "The Victim," initially produced as part of the training materials for police through the LEASETC project that aired on major television networks.
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