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A/HRC/45/8/Add.1: Visit to Togo - Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery,including its causes and consequence

Published

06 August 2020

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A/HRC/45/8/Add.1

Focus

Togo

Summary

The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, visited Togo from 27 to 31 May 2019.

Following an analysis of the normative framework and the existing institutional architecture to combat contemporary forms of slavery, the Special Rapporteur examines as a matter of priority the worst forms of child labour, including domestic servitude, in the country. This is considered a key issue in light of target 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, which requires States to end all forms of child labour by 2025.

The Special Rapporteur acknowledges the solid legislative framework that Togo has in place to prevent and address child labour, but draws attention to the need for closing policy gaps and for more effective and coordinated implementation of existing laws. The report concludes with recommendations to assist the Government and other stakeholders in addressing the remaining challenges.

Issued By:

Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and its consequences

Delivered To:

the Human Rights Council at its 45th session