OHCHR / HRC TRAFFICKING

14-Jun-2017 00:01:38
A Human Rights expert told the Human Rights Council in Geneva that in order to combat human trafficking and forced labour, businesses must improve voluntary standards and their monitoring mechanisms while governments have to ensure proper legislation is in place. OHCHR
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STORY: OHCHR / HRC TRAFFICKING
TRT: 1:38
SOURCE:OHCHR / STILL PHOTOS COURTESY OF EPA
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 8 JUNE 2017, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
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1. Various shots, Human Rights Council in session
2. Tilt down, Giammarinaro walking
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, OHCHR:
“One of the problems is that these voluntary standards only address the first contractor, or at least the first subcontractor, when we know that the worst forms of trafficking and forced labour occur in the following rings of the supply chains. In other words, when a small subcontractor is not actually bound to comply with the quality standards.”
4. Still photo, migrants and ship
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, OHCHR:
“I engage directly with companies establishing these voluntary schemes and I have witnessed the fact that they expect legislation from governments and action from governments. Simply, because the whole private sector should be on board and should adopt an effective approach to this issue. So yes, the primary responsibility lies on the governments. And governments should show what they expect from the private sector.”
6. Still photo, tilt up, trafficking poster
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In her recent report to the UN Human Rights Council Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, a Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, said businesses must improve voluntary standards and their monitoring mechanisms to combat human trafficking at all levels of the supply chain while governments have to ensure legislation is in place in order to combat human trafficking and forced labour.

In her report Giammarinaro said: “one of the problems is that these voluntary standards only address the first contractor, or at least the first subcontractor, when we know that the worst forms of trafficking and forced labour occur in the following rings of the supply chains. In other words, when a small subcontractor is not actually bound to comply with the quality standards.”

The Special Rapporteur added that the workers’ voices must be heard in voluntary schemes set up within industries. She called on industries to include trafficking and forced labour in their voluntary standards.
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