Together Against Trafficking in Human Beings

The Identification and Referral of Trafficked Persons for Determining International Protection Needs

The Identification and Referral of Trafficked Persons for Determining International Protection Needs

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 2009, 54 pages

This paper provides background research and information on the protection challenges that arise from existing state mechanisms for identifying trafficked persons. It also provides research and information on the establishment of a national referral system that guarantees international protection under international human rights and refugee law of persons identified as trafficked.

The paper further highlights procedures adopted in Norway to address the special protection needs of trafficked children.