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Listening session with Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Dr. Maria Grazia GiammarinaroOct 26, 2018
On October 25th, 2018, the US Human Rights Network, in collaboration with the Special Procedures Branch of Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, hosted a briefing and listening session with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, Dr. Maria Grazia Giammarinaro. The briefing was held at the Salvation Army International Justice Commission in New York.
Ms. Giammarinaro shared her research on challenges and innovative and transformative models of social inclusion of victims of trafficking, both in countries of destination, transit and of forced or voluntary returns, which she addressed in her Human Rights Council report.
In her next thematic report to be presented at the UN Human Rights Council in June 2019, Ms Giammarinaro wishes to identify key challenges and innovative and transformative models of social inclusion of victims of trafficking into societies. Mindful that trafficking in persons manifests itself in different forms across different regions of the world, she hopes that submissions provided to her will reflect the specificities of each region, based on the practical challenges faced by victims and other actors engaging with them. The Special Rapporteur is also interested in exploring experiences in which access to remedies, including compensation, has been instrumental to social inclusion.
In July 2017, the mandate of the Special Rapporteur was extended again for three years by Human Rights Council resolution 35/5.
For more information: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Trafficking/Pages/TraffickingIndex.aspx
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