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UN Special Rapporteur presentation: A human rights approach to trafficking in persons


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Ms Joy Ngozi Ezeilo United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children.

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In November 2011 the UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons (an independent expert appointed by the UN to study and formulate recommendations to prevent or combat trafficking) conducted a formal country mission to Australia. During this visit, Anti Slavery Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission co-hosted a presentation by the Special Rapporteur at the University of Technology, Sydney. Also speaking at this presentation were Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission and Jennifer Burn, Director of Anti-Slavery Australia ,UTS.

At the end of the mission, the Un Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons delivered an end-of-mission statement in Canberra, urging the Australian Government to devote greater attention to the rights and needs of the victims of human trafficking, especially children, while praising the authorities for their commitment to fighting trafficking regionally and domestically. You can read the full end-of-mission statement by the Special Rapporteur here: http://www.ohchr.org/en/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=11664&LangID=E

 

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