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Title: Slavery: UNHCHR Page
Description/subject: * Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of slavery * Working Group of the Sub-Commission on Contemporary Forms of Slavery *Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
Language: English, Francais, Espanol
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 December 2010


Title: Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons , especially in women and children (UNHCHR page)
Description/subject: "At its sixtieth session, the Commission on Human Rights adopted decision 2004/110, by which it decided to appoint, for a three-year period, a Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children to focus on the human rights aspects of the victims of trafficking in persons. In the same decision, the Commission invited the Special Rapporteur to submit annual reports to the Commission together with recommendations on measures required to uphold and protect the human rights of the victims. The Commission requested the Special Rapporteur to respond effectively to reliable information on possible human rights violations with a view to protecting the human rights of actual or potential victims of trafficking and to cooperate fully with other relevant special rapporteurs, in particular the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, and to take full account of their contributions to the issue. The Commission also requested the Special Rapporteur to cooperate with relevant United Nations bodies, regional organizations and victims and their representatives. The Economic and Social Council, in its decision 2004/228, endorsed Commission on Human Rights’ decision 2004/110... In the discharge of his/her mandate, the Special Rapporteur: a) Takes action on violations committed against trafficked persons and on situations in which there has been a failure to protect their human rights (See Individual complaints)... b) Undertakes country visits in order to study the situation in situ and formulate recommendations to prevent and or combat trafficking and protect the human rights of its victims in specific countries and/or regions... c) Submits annual reports on the activities of the mandate... International standards; Individual complaints; Annual reports; Country visits; Documents; News; Contact.
Language: English
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 24 December 2010


Individual Documents

Title: Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking
Date of publication: 20 May 2002
Language: English (Francais, Espanol)
Source/publisher: United Nations (E/2002/68/Add.1)
Format/size: pdf (96.36 K)
Date of entry/update: 20 May 2005


Title: United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (including the protocols on trafficking and smuggling of persons)
Date of publication: 15 November 2000
Description/subject: The Convention entered into force on 29 September 2003... Annex I: United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime... Annex II: Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime...Annex III: Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime...Myanmar accession: 30 March 2004... The UNODC page at http://www.unodc.org/unodc/crime_cicp_convention.html contains the finalized instruments; Signatures/Ratifications; Legislative guides; Background information; Conference of the Parties.
Language: English (Arabic,Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish available)
Source/publisher: United Nations (A/RES/55/25)
Format/size: pdf, html
Alternate URLs: http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/treaties/CTOC/index.html
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2005


Title: International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Date of publication: 18 December 1990
Description/subject: Adopted by General Assembly resolution 45/158 of 18 December 1990; sometimes called the "1990 Convention". Entered into force 1 July 2003. Neither Burma nor the main destination countries for Burmese migrants are party to the Convention (29 States Parties as of May 2005, all sending countries)
Language: English (French and Spanish available)
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003