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Politics of human trafficking


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Politics of human trafficking

  1. 1. Dr. Sarah Rainey
  2. 2. <ul><li>Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>From UN Website: </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The UN estimates that the number of victims at any one time is 2.5 million. </li></ul><ul><li>Polaris Project (using report called Free the Slaves) estimates that 27 million are victims of trafficking. </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of State’s 2007 report says estimates vary between 4 to 27 million. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Anti-Prostitution Approaches </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservative Position </li></ul></ul><ul><li>End Demand Approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights Approaches </li></ul>