Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children


Filipino migrant workers are reunited with their families following conflict in Lebanon in 2006. © IOM Photo/Angelo JacintoAt its sixtieth session, the UN Commission on Human Rights adopted decision 2004/110, by which it decided to appoint, for a three-year period, a Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, to focus on the human rights aspects of the victims of trafficking in persons.

In July 2020, the mandate of the Special Rapporteur was extended again for three years by Human Rights Council resolution 44/4.

In the discharge of his/her mandate, the Special Rapporteur:

a) Takes action on violations committed against trafficked persons and on situations in which there has been a failure to protect their human rights (See how to submit individual complaints; See previous communications from Special Rapporteurs);
b) Undertakes country visits in order to study the situation in situ and formulate recommendations to prevent and/or combat trafficking, and protect the human rights of victims of trafficking in specific countries and/or regions;
c) Submits annual reports to the UN Human Rights Council and the General Assembly.  

Please send an email to SRtrafficking@ohchr.org or fill-in an online form available at https://spsubmission.ohchr.org/ if you would like to submit information to the Special Rapporteur.

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