Higher Commissioner for Human Rights states:

Human rights need to be figured every step as it shows the root causes of human trafficking.

Typical root causes:

  • Impunity is maintained for traffickers
  • Complicity of public sector
  • Unjust distribution of power
  • Justice is denied to victims
  • Patterns of discrimination
  • Demands derived from exploitation

A link between human rights and human trafficking is clear. Human rights approach places victim at the center of any creditable action.

Human rights approach acknowledges governments are responsible for protecting and promoting rights of all people within their jurisdiction and have a legal obligation to eliminate trafficking related to exploitation.

Different human rights are relevant at different points in the trafficking cycle. Some are especially relevant to the causes of trafficking. Violations of basic human rights are prohibited under international human rights laws. Certain human rights concern the response to trafficking such as right to access justice, right to effective remedies, and right to a fair trial.

Human rights are integrated into government and business human resource policies. All human rights are equally important.

It’s difficult for a human to stay alive without human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the result of what happened in the holocaust. It’s the International Bill of Human Rights or inalienable rights applied on a permanent basis at global and regional levels. It's been enforced since 1948.

  • Article 1 Right to Equality
  • Article 2 Freedom from Discrimination
  • Article 3 Right to Life, Liberty, Personal Security
  • Article 4 Freedom from Slavery
  • Article 5 Freedom from Torture, Degrading Treatment
  • Article 6 Right to Recognition as a Person before the Law
  • Article 7 Right to Equality before the Law
  • Article 8 Right to Remedy by Competent Tribunal
  • Article 9 Freedom from Arbitrary Arrest, Exile
  • Article 10 Right to a Fair Public Hearing
  • Article 11 Right to be considered innocent until proven Guilty
  • Article 12 Freedom from Interference with Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence
  • Article 13 Right to Free Movement in and out of the Country
  • Article 14 Right to Asylum in other Countries from Persecution
  • Article 15 Right to a Nationality and Freedom to Change It
  • Article 16 Right to Marriage and Family
  • Article 17 Right to own Property
  • Article 18 Freedom of Thought and Religion
  • Article 19 Freedom of Opinion and Expression
  • Article 20 Right of Peaceful Assembly and Association
  • Article 21 Right to Participate in Government and in Free Elections
  • Article 22 Right to Social Security
  • Article 23 Right to Desirable Work and to join Trade Unions
  • Article 24 Right to Rest and Leisure
  • Article 25 Right to Adequate Living Standard
  • Article 26 Right to Education
  • Article 27 Right to Participate in the Cultural Life of Community
  • Article 28 Right to Social Order assuring Human Rights
  • Article 29 Community Duties essential to Free and Full Development
  • Article 30 Limits on Tyrants