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Taking trafficked personsÍ rights seriously in the process of recovery

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  • Main focus on the different needs of trafficked persons, as well as gaps in approaches and responses in anti-trafficking work
  • Discusses issues with how we identify trafficked persons, how those definitions are perceived and internalized, and how those shape stereotypes and attitudes
  • Argues that many trafficked persons 'are often confused and are not certain whether they are being Ôrescued' from their situation, or Ôcaptured' by the authorities.' (5)
  • Raises need to rethink and pattern the so-called 'recovery' process for trafficked persons IF they decide to testify against their trafficker
  • Highlights the importance for law enforcement and legal authorities/practitioners to inform trafficked persons of their rights and potential consequences of cooperating with authorities
  • Points out that victim safety is the weakest aspect to anti-trafficking work and safety issues extend past legal proceedings
  • Discusses need to strengthen responses and ideas on how to improve financial independence and economic compensation for trafficked persons
  • Addresses gaps between services and needs
  • Brings up major safety concerns for trafficked persons, and their families, who are repatriated