UN Special Rapporteur on Slavery publishes report on displacements

The UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary forms of Slavery, assessed the experiences of persons who were displaced within their countries or across international borders with regard to contemporary forms of slavery. In the report, the Special Rapporteur Mr. Tomoya Obokata identifies factors that render displaced persons, including internally displaced persons, asylum seekers and refugees, vulnerable to exploitation  and  contemporary  forms  of  slavery.  He  also  outlines  some  of  the  principal manifestations of slavery as experienced by displaced persons globally, and highlights good practices and persisting challenges in preventing and responding to contemporary forms of slavery affecting displaced persons.

Based on his assessment, the Rapporteur provides recommendations to States on how to better protect displaced persons from contemporary forms of slavery. The report will be presented in person later this year. LSI’s member Anti-Slavery contributed to the report.