The Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery will present his thematic report on contemporary forms of slavery affecting persons belonging to ethnic, religious and linguistic minority communities (A/HRC/51/26) during the 51st session of the UN Human Rights Council. Abida Pehlic, from our Association “Novi put”, will be one of the panelist at the virtual side event during the UN Human Rights Council, co-organised by the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery, Minority Rights Group, the UN Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery and Anti-Slavery International.
The hour-long event will hear from the Special Rapporteur on his report on contemporary forms of slavery affecting persons belonging to ethnic, religious and linguistic minority communities, along with directly affected individuals and human rights defenders/anti-slavery activists.
The online event will be an opportunity to deepen the discussion about the many ways in which persons belonging to marginalized minorities may be subjugated to exploitative work, but also about ways to enhance their protection. First-hand experiences complemented with the findings of the Special Rapporteur’s thematic study will lead to the formulation of key recommendations.