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UN Rights Expert On Human Trafficking Named

Bangladeshi Lawyer Named UN Rights Expert On Human Trafficking

The United Nations Human Rights Commission has appointed Sigma Huda of Bangladesh as its Special Rapporteur on trafficking of persons, especially women and children.

Ms. Huda is the founder and current president of the Bangladesh Women Lawyers Association. She is also the Secretary-General of the Bangladesh Society for the Enforcement of Human Rights, as well as a founding member of various organizations fighting against trafficking and sexual exploitation of women and girls.

The Special Rapporteur is mandated by the Geneva-based Commission to recommend ways to uphold and protect the rights of the victims of trafficking.

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