Assessment of the Human Rights Impact of Anti-Trafficking Policies

This is a report of a meeting to discuss a research tool specifically designed to  assess this issue by measuring the impact of Human Rights & Trafficking  programmes and policies.

Over the last few years the need for a human rights approach to trafficking in human beings has been increasingly recognised. Underlying this need are two concerns:

1.The lack of protection and assistance that current policies offer to trafficked persons, despite the fact that trafficking is generally recognised as a serious violation of human rights

2. Repeated reports of anti-trafficking policies that negatively impact on women’s rights or contribute to the marginalisation and stigmatisation of specific groups, such as (migrant) domestic workers or sex workers. In some cases measures lead to direct human rights violations of these groups.


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Aim For Human Rights