The RighT Guide is a tool to assess the human rights impact of anti-trafficking policies. The RighT Guide addresses a growing concern about the negative effects of anti-trafficking interventions on the human rights of trafficked persons and other people affected by anti-trafficking laws, policies and practices, like sex workers and migrants. On this page you will find links to the various versions of the tool and the factsheets (click on downloads). You will also find examples of how the RighT Guide was used, with links to the assessment reports.
Information on the Why and How of the RighT Guide can be found in this background document.
Click here to go to the page with downlods of The RighT Guide. Available in English, French, Serbian and Spanish)
Two assessments using TheRighTGuide are presented on this page. All the assessments of which we received the report (or a summary) can be downloaded from the page with assessment-reports.
If your organisation did an assessment using The RighTGuide, please send us the report and a short summary, so we can publish it on our website.
TDP, the Mexican Colectivo contra la Trata de Personas, researched the impact of the new anti-trafficking law. The report lays down their findings and analyses the gap between what the law pretends to achieve and its actual effects on the lives and rights of both trafficked persons and sex workers. The report especially investigates the impact on table dancers. One of the most obvious effects is the increase of raids on sex businesses and the arbitrary arrest and detention of sex workers and table dancers. The full report in Spanish can be found here. A translation in English will follow.
'Identification of people under trafficking laws in the Czech Republic'
La Strada Czech, an anti-trafficking organisation based in the Czech Republic, used the RighT guide to examine the identification of persons trafficked into sectors other than the sex industry. The assessment shows the problems around the definition of trafficking and the obstacles that trafficked persons must overcome to access the rights and services intended for them. It shows that the Czech Republic follows the international standards of criminalisation of human trafficking on paper, but not in reality. For the study, documents and other resources were analysed and consultations were held with a working group of experts and with trafficked persons. As a result, several recommendations are proposed to overcome the obstacles in the identification of trafficked persons. One of the positive effects was a change in the relationship with government authorities because the assessment brought people together who otherwise did not talk with each other: “…We had very fruitful discussion among different actors – public prosecutors, attorneys, officials from Ministry of Interior, former trafficked person, NGOs etc. All of us concluded that it was very interesting and for some an exceptionally positive experience…”
The report “The narrow gateway to human rights, identification of trafficked persons in the Czech Republic”can be downloaded here