Call for submissions – Country visit to Nigeria, September 2018

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Ms Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, will undertake an official country visit to Nigeria from 3 to 10 September 2018.

The Special Rapporteur will address trafficking in persons broadly. In this context, the Special Rapporteur is looking for information on the following topics related to her mandate, amongst others:

  • Forms and manifestation of trafficking in persons (Nigeria as country of origin/transit/destination, sexual exploitation, labour exploitation, trafficking for the purpose of committing crimes, child trafficking, child beginning, trafficking for the purpose of removal of organs, any other form of exploitation);
  • Key issues and challenges in the implementation of international and legal frameworks on trafficking in persons, especially women and children (e.g. what are the main/most pressing legal and policy gaps in combatting trafficking in persons? What actions need to be undertaken? How can the Special Rapporteur’s contribution improve the current situation?);
  • Key issues and challenges related to prevention of trafficking in persons;
  • Key human rights concerns related to identification and protection of trafficked persons;
  • Key issues and challenges in investigation, prosecution and punishment of trafficking in persons;
  • Key human rights concerns related to access to justice and redress for trafficked persons;
  • Key human rights concerns related to repatriation, voluntary and forced returns of trafficked persons;
  • Key human rights concerns as well as good practices related to social inclusion of trafficked victims, including in cooperation with the private sector;
  • Information on the role of traditional, community and religious leaders in preventing and combatting trafficking in persons;
  • Information on good practices related to community-based protection systems aimed at preventing and combatting trafficking in persons;
  • Information on shelters for victims of trafficking and other services available to victims, and suggestions on shelters to visit in Abuja, Lagos or Benin City;
  • Contact information of stakeholders/officials/civil society to meet with;
  • Any other pertinent information that you consider to be relevant for the visit of the Special Rapporteur.

During the visit, the Special Rapporteur wishes to meet with civil society organizations and other independent institutions working on human rights and trafficking in persons. The schedule and venues of meetings with civil society representatives will be shared in due course.

All submissions should be sent by to srtrafficking@ohchr.org