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Fact Sheet No. 36: Human Rights and Human Trafficking


01 June 2014


Human trafficking

This Fact Sheet is divided into four chapters. Chapter I explores the definition of trafficking and its core elements. It also clears up some of the myths and misunderstandings. Chapter II considers the relationship between human rights and human trafficking. It identifies those human rights that are commonly affected by trafficking and considers the situation of special groups. It also summarizes what is involved in taking a human rights-based approach to trafficking. Chapter III turns to the obligations of States, for instance with reference to: victim protection and support; repatriation and remedies; criminal justice responses; and prevention. Chapter IV considers how these obligations can be implemented and monitored.



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