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Ratified international instrumentsLebanon has ratified the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime on October 5th, 2005.    
National law to fight THBThe country has adopted the Law No. 164 Punishment for the Crime of Trafficking in Persons. in 2011  
National Strategy and Action Plan to fight THBA draft plan of a National Strategy and Action Plan to fight Trafficking in Human Beings was adopted in 2013. The government did not formally adopt it, but relevant ministries continued to implement portions of the draft plan.   
National body in charge of coordinating measures to fight against THBThe national anti-trafficking steering committee under the National Human Rights Committee is responsible for coordinating anti-trafficking efforts.  
National Referral Mechanism (NRM)Lebanon has not adopted a National Referral Mechanism (NRM) yet. However, there are multiple actors involved in the process of identification and referral of the victims including the Ministry of Interior (MOI), the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), and other law enforcement agencies such as the Internal Security Forces (ISF) and the Directorate of General Security (DGS).   The government drafted new Standard of Operating Procedures (SOPs) for victim identification, which are currently being finalized and will then be implemented.   The Ministry of Social Affairs (MOSA) continued to work on developing a digital tool to better identify trafficking victims among vulnerable populations. The digital tool was adopted by the latter ministry but is not fully operationalized yet.    Lebanese authorities are currently working on a national list of indicators to detect and identify victims of trafficking, together with the Council of Europe.  
US State Department TIP reportThe US State Department has classified Lebanon as a Tier 2 Watch List for in its 2023 report of Trafficking in Persons. The report can be found here.  

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