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CAT concluding observations 2019, paragraph 59

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

(a) Improve efforts to investigate claims of human trafficking, prosecute perpetrators and ensure that victims obtain compensation. Consider creating a civil remedy for victims of trafficking.

(b) Provide sufficient protection and support for all victims of trafficking. Ensure that the child trafficking protection fund results in more specialist care and support for child victims of trafficking.

(c) Introduce statutory training for law enforcement officers, prison staff and other first responders in how to identify victims of human trafficking and modern slavery. Continue to develop specialist training programmes for support workers and foster carers.


Original UN recommendation

The State party should:

(a) Enhance its efforts to investigate claims of human trafficking and prosecute perpetrators and ensure that victims of trafficking obtain compensation, including by considering creating a civil remedy for victims of trafficking.

(b) Ensure access to sufficient protection and support for all victims of trafficking, and particularly ensure that the State party’s establishment of a child trafficking protection fund results in improving the availability of specialist care and support for child victims of trafficking.

(c) Improve the training of law enforcement officers, prison personnel and other first responders to include statutory training into the identification of potential victims of human trafficking and modern slavery, and continue developing specialized training programmes for support workers and those providing foster care.

Date of UN examination

08/05/2019

UN article number

2 (prevention of torture), 16 (cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment)

Last updated on 08/10/2019