Human trafficking is a serious crime. Through its links to organised crime and corruption, human trafficking undermines the security of states. And, because it involves the exploitation of millions, it also violates fundamental human rights. Trafficking has garnered enormous attention over recent years. The contributions to this book, written by experts in their fields, looks both back and forward: back at mistakes made and lessons learned, as well as forward at ways that counter-trafficking can be improved in the future.
Divided into three parts, this book examines first some key thematic areas, including trafficking and corruption, links with organised crime, and the overlap with other forms of migration. It then focuses on key security sector actors, analysing their roles and providing policy recommendations for police, prosecutors and judges, peacekeepers, and migration management actors, among others. Finally, it explores the key issue of counter-trafficking cooperation and draws policy-relevant conclusions about how such cooperation can be improved.
The bookâs conclusions and recommendations are relevant for policymakers, security practitioners, researchers, and the general public.
Table of Contents
Antonio Maria Costa
Theodor H. Winkler
List of Acronyms
The Security Sector and Counter-Trafficking
PART 1: Issues
Human Trafficking Patterns
Francesca Bosco, Vittoria Luda di Cortemiglia, Anvar Serojitdinov
Human Trafficking & Corruption: Triple Victimisation?
Human Trafficking & Organised Crime in the US & Western Europe
Human Trafficking & Smuggling: Crossover & Overlap
Benjamin S. Buckland
PART 2: Actors
Human Trafficking & Policing: Good & Bad Practices
Jana Arsovska, Stef Janssens
Human Trafficking, Organised Crime & Intelligence
Human Trafficking & Migration Management
Richard Danziger, Jonathan Martens, Mariela Guajardo
Human Trafficking & Peacekeepers
Keith J. Allred
Human Trafficking, Prosecutors & Judges
PART 3: Cooperation
Combating Human Trafficking: Improving Governance Institutions, Mechanisms & Strategies
Problems of Anti-trafficking Cooperation
Barbara Limanowska, Helga Konrad
Improving International Counter-Trafficking Cooperation: Transnational Referral Mechanisms
Mariyana Radeva, Elisa Trossero, Martijn Pluim
Improving Counter-Trafficking Efforts Through Better Implementation, Networking & Evaluation
Notes on the Authors