CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 34

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should: (a) Adopt in law the internationally agreed definition of human trafficking, as set out in the Palermo Protocol; (b) Implement a national strategy to stop trafficking in women and girls; (c) Continue to improve the ways in which victims of trafficking are identified, protected and supported.

Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Ensure that the definition of human trafficking in its domestic legislation is in line with the internationally agreed definition as set out in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (the Palermo Protocol). (b) Adopt a comprehensive national strategy to combat trafficking in women and girls, as previously recommended. (c) Continue to improve the National Referral Mechanism, including by implementing the reform package announced in October 2017, to ensure that victims of trafficking are properly identified and adequately protected and supported.

Date of UN examination


UN article number

4 (temporary special measures), 7 (political and public life)

Last updated on 11/09/2019