Article 16: Repatriation and Return of Victims

Ryszard Piotrowicz, Conny Rijken

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This chapter provides commentary on Article 16 of the CoE Convention against Trafficking, which deals with the repatriation and return of victims. This provision requires, for instance, that Parties establish repatriation programmes aimed at avoiding re-victimisation, and to ensure specific risk assessments in case of children, prior to return. It begins with a short introduction, generally providing an overview of the main issues covered by the chapter. It then reviews the drafting history or preparatory work of the provision; provides a comparative analysis of this provision in the context of other international or regional legal instruments focused on human trafficking; and finally discusses issues of interpretation. The chapter closes with a conclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Commentary to the Council of Europe Comvention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings
EditorsJulia Planitzer, Helmut Sax
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781788111560
ISBN (Print)9781788111553
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameElgar Commentaries
PublisherEdward Elgar


  • human trafficking
  • return and repatriation


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