Trafficking in persons, especially women and children (A/74/189) [EN/AR/RU]

Report
from UN General Assembly
Published on 18 Jul 2019 View Original

Seventy-fourth session
Item 72 (b) of the preliminary list*
Promotion and protection of human rights: human
rights questions, including alternative approaches
for improving the effective enjoyment of human
rights and fundamental freedoms

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the members of the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/5.

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

In the present report, submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/5, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, outlines activities undertaken during the reporting period and identifies good practices and defines guidelines and recommendations for implementing long-term viable remediation responses for workers who are victims of trafficking in persons and severe exploitation in businesses’ operations and supply chains. She analyses the specific challenges to acquiring access to State judicial and non-judicial mechanisms, as well as operational grievance mechanisms, the difficulties with regard to operational grievance mechanisms providing responses to workers who are victims of trafficking and/or severe exploitation and the role that legislation on companies’ obligations for due diligence reporting can have in improving access for workers to those mechanisms.

I. Introduction

  1. In the present report, submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 35/5, the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, outlines activities undertaken during the reporting period and sets out a thematic analysis of challenges faced by workers who are victims of trafficking and other forms of severe exploitation when seeking access to remedies, the types of remedies at their disposal and those remedies’ effectiveness in addressing their needs.