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Implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children[...]: information received from States for the second reporting cycle - Analytical report of the Secretariat

Document number
1249
Date
2006
Title
Implementation of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children[...]: information received from States for the second reporting cycle - Analytical report of the Secretariat
Author/publisher
United Nations (UN)
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Document type(s)
Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
Palermo Protocol, V.06-56410 (E) 060906 070906 *0656410*, Palermo protocol; Definition of (trafficking), Root Causes, Risk Groups, Vulnerability, Pull factors, Push factors, Sending/Receiving countries, Assistance, Reintegration, Social assistance, Rehabilitation, Reflection period, Repatriation; Return; Redress, Protection, Social inclusion; Residence permit;
Summary
SCOPE AND STRUCTURE OF REPORT: The present analytical report contains a summary and an analysis of nationalreplies and highlights the progress made towards meeting the requirements set outin the Trafficking in Persons Protocol and the difficulties that States are, at times,facing in implementing its provisions.9. The structure of the report follows the guidance given by the Conference ofthe Parties in its decision 2/3. Thus, the report contains information on legislative,administrative or other practical measures taken at the national level to assist andprotect victims of trafficking in persons. It also covers issues related to therepatriation of victims of trafficking in persons and their status in receiving Statesand further provides an overview of national practices geared towards strengtheningborder measures and guaranteeing the security and control, as well as legitimacyand validity, of documents suspected of being used for the purpose of trafficking inpersons.10. As mentioned above, the value of developing, in cooperation with ILO,2indicators for forced labour was the fourth item included in the programme of workof the Conference of the Parties for further consideration at its third session.However, it was not addressed in the questionnaire and therefore is not reflected inthe present report. It was the understanding of the Conference that it would beimportant to build upon the work accomplished during its first reporting cycle,continuing to gather information on the legislative and administrative framework inplace at the national level to ensure compliance with the relevant provisions of theTrafficking in Persons Protocol that were under consideration. Moreover, the factthat the third session of the Conference would be the last one to be held on anannual basis was considered as an additional factor for increasing efforts to receivecomprehensive information on “normative” aspects first, before proceeding in futuresessions with the gathering of information on implementing policies and strategiesor on other technical aspects as, for example, the main elements and characteristicsfor identifying forced labour in practice. Nevertheless, there were speakers in therelevant discussions at the second session of the Conference of the Parties whoargued that further consideration should be given, in particular, to trafficking for thepurpose of labour exploitation and that this would include identification ofindicators of various forms of labour exploitation (see CTOC/COP/2005/8,para. 61). In that respect, it was deemed appropriate to include that aspect in theprogramme of work of the Conference, with a view to enabling an exchange ofviews on the issue and building up a comprehensive understanding of a wide rangeof factors affecting possible victims and relating to forced labour situations. Such anexchange of views might also be useful for the discussions in the working group ontechnical assistance, established by the Conference in its decision 2/6, which willmeet for the first time at its third session.
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