06 April 2011

Focus on Human Trafficking


A new working paper from the UNHCR series "New Issues in Refugee Research" has just been published that considers refugee protection for trafficking victims: "Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation: Victim Protection in International and Domestic Asylum Law," New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 206 (UNHCR, April 2011) [text]

I've come across quite a few resources lately that focus on human trafficking, although not necessarily from the asylum point of view. First, a fast-approaching event:

20th Annual Northern Illinois Law Review Symposium on Human Trafficking, "Which Way Home," DeKalb, IL, USA, 14-15 April 2011 [info]
- Will include discussion panels on "International and Domestic Framework For Human Trafficking," "Topical Review of Human Trafficking," "Litigating Human Trafficking Cases," and "Policy Implications."

Next, a (fairly lengthy) list of publications:

Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on Preventing and Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and Protecting its Victims, and Replacing Council Framework Decision 2002/629/JHA (European Union, March 2011) [text]

"Eritrea's National Service Program: The Human Rights–Human Trafficking Perspective," DePaul Rule of Law Journal (Fall 2010) [full-text]

Family Faces Criminal Charges for Human Trafficking in Canada (Human Rights Brief, April 2011) [text]

Global Phenomenon, Invisible Cases: Human Trafficking in sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, Background Note, no. 1 (ACP Observatory on Migration, Feb. 2011) [text]

"Greasing the Palm: An Argument for an Increased Focus on Public Corruption in the Fight Against International Human Trafficking," Cornell International Law Journal, vol. 44, no. 1 (Winter 2011) [full-text]

"International Trafficking in Women: Application of the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings in Post-Conflict States and Creation of a European Court to Adjudicate Cases of Trafficking," DePaul Rule of Law Journal (Fall 2010) [full-text]

Interview with Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings (ECRE, April 2011) [text]

Summary Note of the Online Discussion on the "Draft Basic Principles on the Right to an Effective Remedy for Trafficked Persons" (OHCHR, March 2011) [text]

"Trafficking in the Republic of Azerbaijan," DePaul Rule of Law Journal (Fall 2010) [full-text]

Trafficking of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon: A Legal Analysis (Kafa (enough) Violence & Exploitation et al., March 2011) [text]

Papers from the International Studies Association conference in March 2011 are now being posted online; here are some that examine human trafficking issues:

  • Combating Trafficking in Human Beings: The Case of Ukraine [text]
  • The Determinants of Human Trafficking: An Empirical Analysis of Host Country and Trafficker Characteristics [text]
  • Disastrous Encounters: Trafficking in Natural Disasters [text]
  • Exploring the Impact of Inter-Governmental Organizations (IGOs) on Human Trafficking in Haiti [text]
  • Gender, International Trafficking Norms and Gulf Migration [text]
  • Promoting Regional Cooperation without Local Capability: Combating Trafficking in Persons in Southeast Asia [text]
  • The Spread of Anti-trafficking Policies – Evidence from a New Index [text]

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