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Refugee Protection and Human Trafficking: Selected Legal Reference Materials

Refugee Protection and Human Trafficking: Selected Legal Reference Materials

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), First Edition, 2008, 384 pages

This compilation of selected legal reference materials is intended to assist UNHCR staff and other professionals to better understand the interlinks between different areas of international law, and how these laws collectively govern the complex problem of human trafficking.

Victims of human trafficking as a group do not fall within the mandate of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Nevertheless, the compilation shows how individual trafficking victims can trigger the Office's engagement when their particular situation brings them within UNHCR's area of responsibility.

The compilation is divided into three parts. Part I contains universal instruments and policy relating to human trafficking. Part II contains regional law and policy relating to human trafficking. Part III contains references to additional sources.