Prevent, Combat, Protect: Human Trafficking

Authors/editor(s): OHCHR, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UN Women, ILO

Joint UN Commentary on the EU Directive - A Human Rights-Based Approach

Prevent, Combat, Protect: Human Trafficking is a joint UNHCR, OHCHR, UNICEF, UNODC, ILO and UN Women commentary on selected articles of the EU Directive on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting victims.

At a time when the Member States are embarking on the transposition of the Directive into national legislation, this joint UN Commentary on the Directive is meant to support these efforts, by providing practical guidance on the application of a human rights-based approach to the transposition and implementation of the EU instrument. The commentary on selected provisions of the Directive is complemented by boxes with the relevant international standards and examples of good practice. It also provides a series of concrete recommendation for the transposition and implementation of the Directive.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Trafficking/sexual exploitation; Ending violence against women and girls

Resource type: Guidance notes

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2011

Number of pages: 128

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)