Trafficking in human beings

15 years after the Palermo Protocol

Authored by: Alexandra Ricard-Guay

Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

Print publication date:  October  2015
Online publication date:  October  2015

Print ISBN: 9781138794313
eBook ISBN: 9781315759302
Adobe ISBN: 9781317638773

10.4324/9781315759302.ch40

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Abstract

During the last 15 years, namely since the adoption of the ‘Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention Against Transitional Organized Crime’ (United Nations 2000), hereafter the Palermo Protocol, the interest and concern regarding human trafficking has sharply increased. Public and political attention for trafficking in human beings (THB) has grown substantially, which has prompted a tremendous amount of literature and research on the topic. Since then, trafficking has become high in the stated priorities of international political agendas. This global issue affects many countries whether as a source, transit and/or destination of the trafficking flows.

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