New UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking Appointed
Thursday, January 6, 2005 1:30 PM

The U.N. recently appointed Ms. Sigma Huda to the post of Special Rapporteur on Trafficking. Ms. Huda, President of the Bangladesh National Women Lawyers' Association and current Board Member of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, Asia Pacific, will replace the post’s initial appointee, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. Ms. Sirleaf resigned from the position shortly after her appointment.

During the three-year appointment, Ms. Huda will report to the Commission on Human Rights on the state of international trafficking and the measures needed to protect the rights of trafficking victims and to curb the practice in the future.

Compiled from: Special Rapporteur on Trafficking Appointed, Trafficking News Monthly, Anti-Slavery International,, November 2004; CATW-AP Board Member is the New UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Women, What’s New, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women-Asia-Pacific (CATW-AP),, 12 October 2004.