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

On 27 September, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children Ms. Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, convened a regional consultation on the right to an effective remedy for trafficked persons in Bangkok pursuant to Human Rights Council Resolution 20/1 of 5 July 2012. This regional consultation was intended to provide an opportunity to have a deeper discussion and seek suggestions and recommendations on the content of the draft Basic Principles with representatives of States from the Asian Group, experts and relevant stakeholders.

The draft Basic Principles were first presented by the Special Rapporteur in her 2011 report to the Human Rights Council on the right to an effective remedy for trafficked persons*. The draft Basic Principles, intend to provide States with a useful tool to implement the three key elements of redress, recovery and reintegration for trafficking victims thus operationalizing the right to an effective remedy which 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.