Academic journal article Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies: Alam-e-Niswan

Stop Trafficking

Academic journal article Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies: Alam-e-Niswan

Stop Trafficking

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24 November 2010

BRATISLAVA--The UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, urged governments from all countries of origin, transit and destination, to provide for the right to an effective remedy for trafficked persons. "This is a fundamental human right and should be guaranteed to all victims of human rights violations including trafficking."

"Trafficked persons must be able to access competent and independent authorities and receive reparations for the harms they have suffered, including compensation," Ms. Ezeilo stressed at a gathering of anti-trafficking experts from around the world convened by the Special Rapporteur in Bratislava on 22 and 23 November 2010.

At this meeting, experts from a variety of sectors discussed ways and means to realize the right to an effective remedy for trafficked persons, focusing on the normative framework, content and scope of the right to an effective remedy, as well as States' responses and concrete strategies to implement this right at the national level.

"Access to information, legal assistance including free legal aid, and regularization of their residence status while seeking remedies, are necessary pre-conditions for trafficked persons to exercise their right to an effective remedy," Ms. …

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