Professor Siobhán Mullally appointed as UN special rapporteur on human trafficking
Human rights expert Professor Siobhán Mullally has been appointed as the UN special rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children.
A leading academic on human rights law, Professor Mullally is currently the director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights (ICHR) at NUI Galway.
She previously spent a number of years on the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), latterly as its president.
Professor Mullally was also a commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) from 2014 to 2019 and has served as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
Writing on Twitter, she said: “It’s a great honour to be appointed today as special rapporteur on trafficking in persons. I look forward to working on this critically important human rights mandate and continuing the excellent work of M. G. Giammarinaro, Joy Ngozi Ezeilo and Sigma Huda.”