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Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Economic and Social Council

Document number
1007
Date
2002
Title
Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking - Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to the Economic and Social Council
Author/publisher
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNHCHR)
Availability
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Document type(s)
Guidelines/Recommendations, Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
Prevention, Information campaign, Protection, Prosecution, Law enforcement, Reflection period, Residency permit, Identification, Social assistance, Victim protection, Shelter, Repatriation, Empowerment, Redress, Criminalisation, Punishment, Legal remedies, Children, Peace-keeping operations; Civilian police; Humanitarian and diplomatic personnel; Inter-organisational co-operation, International co-operation, Palermo protocol
Summary
"...The primacy of human rights 1. The human rights of trafficked persons shall be at the centre of all efforts to prevent and combat trafficking and to protect, assist and provide redress to victims. 2. States have a responsibility under international law to act with due diligence to prevent trafficking, to investigate and prosecute traffickers and to assist and protect trafficked persons. 3. Anti-trafficking measures shall not adversely affect the human rights and dignity of persons, in particular the rights of those who have been trafficked, and of migrants, internally displaced persons, refugees and asylum-seekers..."
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