An Exploration of the Meaning of a Human-Rights-Based Approach to Trafficking

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Marjan Wijers
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2004

This paper tries to give an impetus to further explore the meaning of a human rights based approach in the field of trafficking. The paper discusses topics including: *The trafficking in human beings constitutes both a cause and a consequence of human rights violations *Human rights based approach integrates the norms, standards, and principles of the international human rights system into legislation, policies, programmes, and processes *Observance of human rights norms *Treatment of trafficked persons *Prevention of trafficking *Principle of non-discrimination *Standard Setting and Accountability *Recognition of human beings as subjects and holders of rights *Empowerment *Participation and inclusion *Integration of a gender and ethnic perspective *Human rights impact assessment.

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