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2009 Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children

2009 Report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children

United Nations Human Rights Council, 2009, 27 pages

In this report, the Special Rapporteur outlines the major challenges and achievements in combating human trafficking during reporting period (1 August 2008 until March 2009).

The Rapporteur, finds that although there have been several actions taken by governments to tackle human trafficking there are still many obstacles left. Reliable data is mentioned as one such obstacle. The Special Rapporteur believes that international, regional and national strategies for combating trafficking rest on the following "5 P's" and "3 R's" - Protection, Prosecution, Punishment, Prevention, Promotion (of international cooperation), Redress, Rehabilitation and Reintegration of victims to assume a constructive role in the society. These pillars will be explored in greater detail in future work and reports.