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Emirates Group Security collaborates with UK on human trafficking prevention

Posted 4 October 2017 · Add Comment

Emirates Group Security, part of the Emirates Group, has worked together with the UK government to develop a new learning module aimed at preventing human trafficking. The module also covers other types of crime on board including drug smuggling and theft.

The new e-learning course will be rolled out in October 2017 as part of the training requirements internally for Emirates Cabin Crew and other airport ground staff.  The course will also be included as part of the aviation security programme offered by Emirates Group Security in collaboration with Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Emirates Group Security worked closely with the UK government during the development stages of the course in order to gather content and insights which would eventually help staff observe and recognise behaviour of potential offenders. This included sharing of important behavioural traits of traffickers as well as victims and case studies of successful interception and prosecution of offenders.  The course also offers practical guidelines on what staff can do in situations where they suspect a potential crime.  

Dr Abdullah Al Hashimi, Divisional Senior Vice President, Emirates Group Security said:  “Human trafficking is a global problem that affects hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. We have developed this new training module with the aim of helping our staff become more aware and observant of the behaviour of potential crime offenders and possible victims of human trafficking.

“By collaborating with the UK government, we have been able to build in more practical insights and information into this new module which reinforces the existing training that we have been imparting to our staff.”  

UK Government Minister for Immigration Brandon Lewis said:  "This Government has taken world-leading action to tackle the despicable crimes of modern slavery and human trafficking. As part of this, our Immigration Enforcement teams work closely with law enforcement colleagues in the UK and abroad to identify the criminal gangs responsible and put them before the courts.  

“Airlines also have a vital role to play in combating these crimes and initiatives such as this are an important way of ensuring that those on the front line know what to look out for and what to do. I welcome the action taken by Emirates Group Security and hope the constructive relationship with Immigration Enforcement continues going forward.” 

 

AVSEC Global 2017 Symposium, Dubai  

The announcement about the new module was made ahead of Emirates Group Security’s 3rd biennial symposium ‘AVSEC Global 2017’ which will take place from 8-10 October at Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre.

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