Bali Process Virtual Workshop on Addressing People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons by Sea
On Wednesday, 11 May, the RSO in partnership with the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) delivered a virtual Workshop on Addressing People Smuggling and Trafficking in Persons by Sea.
The workshop was delivered through JCLEC’s Online Delivery Model (ODM) to 22 officials from BADAN KEAMANAN LAUT (BAKAMLA)– Indonesia’s Maritime Security Agency.
The virtual workshop aimed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively respond to incidents of people smuggling and trafficking in persons at sea by sharing best practice responses to these crimes and providing national level context to these two crimes.
The workshop covered three sessions:
- Maritime Cooperation and Information Sharing – delivered by Mr. Patrick Martin from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- Law of the Sea in the Context of Irregular Maritime Movements – delivered by Pak Hudiansyah Is Nursal from BAKAMLA
- Smuggling of Migrants and Trafficking in Persons by Sea – delivered by Ms. Eun Jung Yi from the RSO.
Participants took part in a group discussion where they analyzed a case study and voiced concerns and challenges regarding irregular maritime movements. The RSO values the willingness from participants to ask questions and engage in the group discussion.
The RSO would like to thank Senior Superintendent Lukas Gunawan (Representing JCLEC INP Executive Director), Federal Agent Ben Condon (Representing JCLEC AFP Executive Director of Programs), Mr. Patrick Martin, Pak Hudiansyah Is Nursal and all participants in attendance.
The RSO would also like to thank the JCLEC staff and interpreters for their support and efforts to facilitate and ensure the success of the workshop which has brought Indonesia and the RSO closer to our shared goal of combating people smuggling, trafficking in persons and related transnational crime.