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Cablegate: Egypt "Disappointed" with Interim Tip Report

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DE RUEHEG #0886 1200626
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R 290626Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9125

UNCLAS CAIRO 000886

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SENSITIVE

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/ELA, NEA/RA AND G/TIP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KCRM KWMN PGOV PHUM EG
SUBJECT: EGYPT "DISAPPOINTED" WITH INTERIM TIP REPORT

REF: A. CAIRO 410
B. 2007 CAIRO 3258

Sensitive but unclassified, not for Internet distribution.

1. (SBU) On April 23, Amira Fahmy of the MFA Human Rights office
told us that the GOE was "disappointed" that the interim Trafficking
in Persons (TIP) report on Egypt states that Egypt has only made
"minimal progress" on combating TIP during the reporting period.
Fahmy said that the National Coordinating Committee to Combat and
Prevent Trafficking in Persons has established a drafting committee
to draft new, comprehensive anti-TIP legislation. Fahmy expected
the legislation to be completed by July and introduced to parliament
in the 2008 - 2009 parliamentary session. Additionally, Fahmy noted
that the new anti-TIP unit in the National Council for Childhood and
Motherhood (NCCM) has arranged seminars since February to educate
security personnel on identifying victims of trafficking. Finally,
she said that the GOE is undertaking a comprehensive, Egypt-wide
assessment of trafficking networks in the country, and is not
limiting its research efforts to just the Sinai. Fahmy noted that
the GOE hoped to see these points mentioned in the annual TIP report
when it is released in summer 2008.

2. (SBU) We commended Fahmy on the progress she mentioned, but
emphasized the importance of measurable results. We also noted that
the child protection law with anti-TIP provisions is still pending
in parliament (ref A). The comprehensive anti-TIP law has not yet
been drafted. In addition, we noted that NCCM's recent training
activities fall outside the reporting period for the interim report,
as well as for the upcoming annual report.

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