Global & International Studies - Capstone Seminar: Human Trafficking & Migration

Basic research guide to introduce students to the theory and practice of global and international studies.

Introduction to Human Trafficking and Migration

What is Human Trafficking?

Article 3, paragraph 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.

Source: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) website on human trafficking


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