Human trafficking in the context of labour migration in Southeast Asia

The case of Thailand’s fishing industry

Authored by: Sebastian Boll

Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138892064
eBook ISBN: 9781315709352
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Human trafficking constitutes one of the gravest forms of human rights abuses, whereby people are exposed to, and maintained in, conditions of severe exploitation, by means of deception, coercion, or force. It is a worldwide phenomenon, with few – if any – countries unaffected. Attempts to quantify and qualify human trafficking at the global level are complicated by its clandestine nature, definitional ambiguities, interpretational differences, or time and resource constraints. Amongst the reports published, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Global Estimate of Forced Labour is arguably one of the most comprehensive and systematic efforts.

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