2022 Assembly


Appointment of new UN Special Rapporteur for Trafficking in Human Beings.


UN announce the appointment of a new Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons.

Congratulations to Professor Siobhán Mullally, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, Ireland, on her appointment as UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children.

A leading academic on human rights law, Professor Mullally will be responsible for taking action on human rights violations committed against trafficked people – as well as situations in which there has been a failure to protect human rights or to take preventative action.

Professor Mullaly was previously President of the Council of Europe’s Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, (GRETA),  trafficking monitoring body and is a member of the Hague international court of justice.

She also previously served as a Chairperson of the Irish Refugee Council before being appointed  Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (2014- 2019). Professor Mullally also served  as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.