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Human trafficking is a major problem in Europe today, yet very little is known about the extent of trafficking – and policy makers and civil society have contending ideas about how best to respond to the issue. This book offers a range of different perspectives on this problem. It starts by defining contemporary forms of slavery and posing sensitive questions about the relationship of trafficking to capitalism and Western policies. Case studies from around Europe address the knowledge gaps surrounding trafficking, while at the same time raising critical questions about the responses of states and NGOs to the existence of trafficking. Moreover, the authors contribute to the debates about how states and the EU respond to the issue in relation to defining the crime, creating adequate laws and protecting the trafficked. This book shows that there is a need for a rights based approach to human trafficking, putting the victim, their vulnerability and their needs at the centre of political and social responses.


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Human trafficking is a major problem in Europe today, yet very little is known about the extent of trafficking – and policy makers and civil society have contending ideas about how best to respond to the issue. This book offers a range of different perspectives on this problem. It starts by defining contemporary forms of slavery and posing sensitive questions about the relationship of trafficking to capitalism and Western policies. Case studies from around Europe address the knowledge gaps surrounding trafficking, while at the same time raising critical questions about the responses of states and NGOs to the existence of trafficking. Moreover, the authors contribute to the debates about how states and the EU respond to the issue in relation to defining the crime, creating adequate laws and protecting the trafficked. This book shows that there is a need for a rights based approach to human trafficking, putting the victim, their vulnerability and their needs at the centre of political and social responses.


Reviews

'This cutting edge book illustrates the contested nature of trafficking in persons and its implications for policy-making. It calls for better attention for the prevention of trafficking and acknowledges the existence of forced labour in all industries and domestic settings. It boldly takes trafficking studies away from narrow debates on the best way to protect sex workers, to restrict migration, or to punish criminal gangs into the debate on severe human rights violations and the structural pressures that lead to vulnerability to exploitation of migrants.' - Dr Christien van den Anker, School of Politics, University of the West of England, UK


Contents

Human Trafficking in Europe; G.Wylie& P.McRedmond
Slavery: Exception or Rule?; R.Munck
Theoretical Perspectives on Slavery; L.Arocha
Shirking Responsibilities: Receiving Countries and the Structural Causes of Conflict Related Child Trafficking; D.Davitti
The Phenomenon of Trafficking in Human Beings: The Case of Poland; M.Wiśniewski
A Business of Supply and Demand: The Trafficking of Women and Girls from Russia and Ukraine; C.Deighan
Trafficking in Albania: The Present Reality; I.Poole
Lap Dancing Clubs and Red Light Milieu: A Context for Sex-Trafficking of Women to Ireland?; E.Ward& G.Wylie
Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Researching the Demand Side; M.Papantoniou-Frangouli& T.Moritz
Preventing Trafficking in Human Beings: the Case of Moldova; C.Nanu
Accessing Help and Services: Trafficking Survivors' Experiences in the United Kingdom; A.Jobe
Defining Organized Crime in the Context of Human Trafficking; P.McRedmond
Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction: A Prosecutorial Tool to Combat Child Trafficking from Albania; I.Farka
Conclusion; G.Wylie& P.McRedmond


Authors

GILLIAN WYLIE lectures in International Politics and Gender, War and Peace on the International Peace Studies Programme, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Most recently she was involved in a European Science Foundation research project concerning trafficking for forced labour in Europe.
 
PENELOPE MCREDMOND LLM is a solicitor and legal research and training consultant. She has many years' experience researching and developing training programmes in the field of human trafficking.