Presentation to HRC

I presented today my report to the Human Rights Council, calling for a shift from a law enforcement to a human rights approach in the fight against trafficking. In particular, assistance and residence status should never be made conditional on trafficked persons’ cooperation with law enforcement; States should ensure access to remedies including compensation; businesses should take effective measures to eradicate massive labour exploitation from their operations including in supply chains; States should adopt legislation to ensure that such obligations are complied with.