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Human Trafficking - An introduction to the subject

Description

A manual for a 3-week training course developed by Michael Schulte-Schrepping

Subject
Trafficking in human beings & migration-related crime
Target group
Cadets, Law enforcement officers
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
organised crime, prostitution, forced labour, smuggling

Summary

Trafficking of Human Beings, THB, is driven by push-factors and pull-factors. Especially in post-conflict areas or in low level social societies.

Criminal networks or criminal organisations are involved in THB with a high profit, the victims are nothing else than goods for selling and abuse.

Not only governments, also the societies ruled by them, face horrible problems with the criminal organisations and the persons trafficked. Illegal migration is only one part, trafficking for slavery or prostitution is also included.

Social systems of the destination countries face a huge package to take to help the victims and support them to travel back to the countries of origin and to identify, investigate and prosecute the traffickers, offenders.

Investigation officers in THB need to have a wide knowledge about the field, must be experienced in taking interviews and gathering evidence.

In many cases, especially for prostitution, forced prostitution, the victims simply refuse to talk to the police officers. Organisations like IOM and ICRC as well as local organisations and Centres for Social Welfare are involved in handling the victims of trafficking. 

Information

Added on
28 May 2007
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets, Law enforcement officers
Region
OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Serbia
Keywords
organised crime, prostitution, forced labour, smuggling
Rights
OSCE