OHCHR Provides Statement On World Day Against Trafficking In Persons
U.N. Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons — 30 July 2019: “Profound change” needed for social inclusion of survivors of trafficking, says U.N. rights expert
“In a statement to mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, urges States to step up efforts to ensure compensation for people who are trafficked: ‘It is critically important that States invest in long-term solutions to ensure social inclusion for survivors of human trafficking. This means ensuring that there are robust procedures by States to allow victims to access to justice and remedies including compensation. Profound changes are needed in States’ approaches to migration and trafficking. Restrictive and xenophobic migration policies and the criminalization of migrants, as well as of NGOs and individuals providing humanitarian aid, are incompatible with effective action against human trafficking…” (7/29).