27 June 2017

Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling


The 2017 edition of the U.S. Department of State's annual Trafficking in Persons report is now available. Here is part of the description:

"The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue. It represents an updated, global look at the nature and scope of trafficking in persons and the broad range of government actions to confront and eliminate it."

Follow the link above for the text of the report by country section, background information, fact sheets, and remarks made during the briefing to launch the report.


The Aftermath of an Exodus: The Balkans’ Old Smuggling Routes and Europe’s Closed Borders (Afghanistan Analysts Network, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Analysis: Flow Monitoring Surveys - The Human Trafficking and Other Exploitative Practices Prevalence Indication Survey (IOM, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Greece: Trafficking in Mixed Migration Flows: Exploitation of Refugees and Other Migrants in the Middle East and Europe (Mixed Migration Platform, June 2017) [text via ReliefWeb]

Human Smuggling - No Victimless Crime: Voices from Those on the Move (RMMS, June 2017) [text] https://regionalmms.org/images/briefing/Human%20Smuggling.pdf

Report of the Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, UN Doc. No. A/HRC/35/37 (UN Human Rights Council, March 2017) [text via Refworld]

The Role of Smugglers in Protection for People on the Move, Presentation to the UNHCR Annual Consultations with NGOs, Geneva, 14 June 2017 [text]

"Sabha in the Spotlight: The City Where Migrants are Sold as Slaves," The Guardian, 19 June 2017 [text]

What Pricing Tells Us about the Nature of the Smuggling Business (Refugees Deeply, June 2017) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Human Trafficking & Smuggling (8 June 2017)

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