The role of the UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children

Authored by: Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138892064
eBook ISBN: 9781315709352
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UN Special Rapporteurs are an integral part of the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. There are two types of mandates: country mandates and thematic mandates. Moreover, Special Procedures include Special Rapporteurs, Independent Experts, and Working Groups. As of March 2015, there are 41 thematic and 14 country mandates (Belarus, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Eritrea, Haiti, Islamic Republic of Iran, Mali, Myanmar, Palestinian territories occupied since 1978, Somalia, Sudan, and the Syrian Arab Republic). 2

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