Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern Slavery

Hardcover | August 15, 2008

bySilvia Scarpa

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In recent decades the international community has focused its attention on trafficking in persons, which is surely one of the most worrying phenomena of the 21st century. In Part I, this book examines trafficking in persons in the light of the recent definition of the phenomenon given by theUN Trafficking Protocol, and various other international legal instruments including treaties and 'soft law'. It analyses trafficking causes and consequences, and the most common forms of exploitation related to it. Part II reviews the most important international conventions against slavery and the slave trade, and the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. It also analyses the most important policy documents setting the basic standards of protection fortrafficked victims - namely the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights' Recommended Principles and Guidelines on Human Rights and Human Trafficking - and comments on the extension of the jus cogens principle of international law that prohibits slavery, to argue that trafficking in personsought rightly to be considered a part of it.Part III deals with the Council of Europe and the European Union, and their fight against trafficking in people, arguing that the focus has been placed mistakenly on the prosecution of traffickers rather than on the protection of trafficked victims.The book concludes with a recommendation to shift towards a more balanced approach to the phenomenon, and the overriding need to conduct further research on specific issues related to the spread of trafficking and the exploitation of its victims.

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In recent decades the international community has focused its attention on trafficking in persons, which is surely one of the most worrying phenomena of the 21st century. In Part I, this book examines trafficking in persons in the light of the recent definition of the phenomenon given by theUN Trafficking Protocol, and various other in...

Dr Silvia Scarpa is a Lecturer, Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy
Format:HardcoverDimensions:250 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.78 inPublished:August 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199541906

ISBN - 13:9780199541904

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AbbreviationsTable of CasesTable of LegislationPart I: What is Trafficking in Persons?1. Trafficking in Persons as one of the 21st Century's New Forms of SlaveryPart II: The Universal Legislation on Trafficking in Human Beings2. The International Action on Trafficking in Human Beings3. The Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade, and Trafficking in Human Beings in International Human Rights, Migration, Criminal, and Labour LawPart III: European Legislation on Trafficking in Human Beings4. The Fight Against Trafficking in Persons and Victims' Protection in the Council of Europe5. The Activity of the European Union in the Field of Trafficking in Human BeingsConclusions and RecommendationsBibliographyIndex