India’s Compliance to The UN Trafficking Protocol


This report seeks to evaluate the gaps between Indian domestic law and the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (the UN Trafficking Protocol). In May 2011, India ratified the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three protocols, including the UN Trafficking Protocol. This report examines the intersectional relationship between sex work, human trafficking and migration policies. This research was conducted in collaboration with three Institutions namely, International Human Rights Clinic University of Chicago Law School, USA, the International Human Rights Clinic at Cornell Law School , USA and the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School , USA. Researchers from all three Institutions conducted extensive desk legal research, presented the findings at a conference organized in New Delhi and also conducted in person interviews with key stakeholders (sex workers, government officials and NGOs) in the red light district of Kolkata. India’s Compliance to The UN Trafficking Protocol- A Report This report seeks to evaluate the gaps between Indian domestic law and the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (the UN Trafficking Protocol). In May 2011, India ratified the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and its three protocols, including the UN Trafficking Protocol. This report examines the intersectional relationship between sex work, human trafficking and migration policies. This research was conducted in collaboration with three Institutions namely, International Human Rights Clinic University of Chicago Law School, USA, the International Human Rights Clinic at Cornell Law School , USA and the Avon Global Center for Women and Justice at Cornell Law School , USA. Researchers from all three Institutions conducted extensive desk legal research, presented the findings at a conference organized in New Delhi and also conducted in person interviews with key stakeholders (sex workers, government officials and NGOs) in the red light district of Kolkata.

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