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Victims of Trafficking for Forced Prostitution: Protection Mechanisms and the Right to Remain in the Destination Countries

Document number
1337
Date
2004
Title
Victims of Trafficking for Forced Prostitution: Protection Mechanisms and the Right to Remain in the Destination Countries
Author/publisher
Olivera Simic, Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM), United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF)
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Document type(s)
Research/Study/Analysis,
Keywords
GLOBAL MIGRATION PERSPECTIVES, No. 2, July 2004, Assistance, Reintegration, Social assistance, Rehabilitation, Reflection period, Repatriation; Return; Redress, Protection, Social inclusion; Residence permit;
Summary
This study aims to explore the right of trafficked victims of forced prostitution to remain in destination countries through the application of legal standards and victim protection mechanisms found at the national, regional and international level. The study also highlights the importance of State recognition that trafficked persons are victims of serious human rights abuses. Premised upon the principle that nondiscriminationis a fundamental human right, this paper argues that States need to take steps to safeguard the legal rights and protective needs of trafficking victims regardless of their immigration status or willingness to cooperate with law enforcement officials.
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