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Jordan eyes measure to stop human trafficking

The Jordanian government is considering drafting a law to combat human trafficking, primarily designed to protect rights of expatriates working in the country...The move came after authorities in Indonesia reportedly banned the travel of some 40 Jordanians who had been running bureaus in Jakarta for the recruitment of domestic helpers, accusing them of human trafficking...Jordanian agencies will co-operate with the embassies of the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Indonesia in order to...protect [domestic helpers'] rights...The Jordanian step came also in the wake of a lawsuit filed...by relatives of 12 Nepalese, who were abducted and executed in Iraq in 2004, against the US oilfield services firm KBR and a Jordanian subcontractor, Daoud and Partners, accusing them of tricking the men into working in the war-ravaged country.

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