First Regional Consultation on the Right to an Effective Remedy for Trafficked Persons

The Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo is convening the first regional consultation on the right to an effective remedy for trafficked persons on 1st March 2013 in Geneva.

The regional consultation in Geneva, organized as part of a series of regional consultations planned in accordance with  Resolution 20/1 of the Human Rights Council, is aimed at providing an opportunity for the Special Rapporteur to have a deeper discussion on the content of the draft Basic Principles on the right to an effective remedy for trafficked persons with representatives of States from the Eastern European Group and Western European and Other States Group, experts and relevant stakeholders and seek their suggestions and recommendations.

The draft Basic Principles were presented by the Special Rapporteur to the Human Rights Council in June 2011 in her report on the right to an effective remedy for trafficked persons*. The draft Basic Principles, intended to provide States with useful guidance in operationalizing the right to an effective remedy, are based on existing international human rights law and standards, and designed to bring clarity to the concept of the right to an effective remedy and to elaborate specific factors to be taken into account when this right is applied to trafficked persons.

 (*) Check the full report by the Special Rapporteur A/HRC/17/35

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