UNODC on human trafficking and migrant smuggling
Human trafficking is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.
Smuggling of migrants involves the procurement for financial or other material benefit of illegal entry of a person into a State of which that person is not a national or resident.
The challenge for all countries, rich and poor, is to target the criminals who exploit desperate people and to protect and assist victims of trafficking and smuggled migrants, many of whom endure unimaginable hardships in their bid for a better life.
UNODC focuses on the criminal justice element of these crimes.
As the only United Nations entity focusing on the criminal justice element of these crimes, the work that UNODC does to combat human trafficking and the smuggling of migrants is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on Transnational Organized Crime and its protocols on trafficking in persons and migrant smuggling.
Working Group on Trafficking in Persons
Working Group on the Smuggling of Migrants
Human Trafficking Case Law Database
UNODC has developed an online database to collect and disseminate information on human trafficking prosecutions and convictions.This case law database intends to enable judges, prosecutors, policy-makers, media, researchers and other interested parties to take court decisions relating to these instruments into account when dealing with human trafficking issues, to promote the uniform interpretation and application of these instruments, to consult on practices in different jurisdictions, and to broaden knowledge on human trafficking crimes as well as the realities faced by ordinary people victimized by those who would buy, sell, and exploit them.
UN Blue Heart Campaign
UNODC, as guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto, assists States in their efforts to implement the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (Trafficking in Persons Protocol).
- Is an awareness raising initiative to fight human trafficking and its impact on society.
- Seeks to encourage involvement and inspire action to help stop this crime.
- Allows people to show solidarity with the victims of human trafficking by wearing the Blue Heart.
Examining transnational crime, human trafficking and its implications for human security from both Western and Asian perspectives, this book, with essays from contributors based in Europe, the US and Asia fills a gap on all bookshelves; providing an excellent volume on the under considered area of Asian transnational crime.
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This book examines the smuggling of migrants and trafficking of human beings in the EU with a comparative analysis of how British and Italian law has approached the issues. It will be a valuable resource for academics and students working in the areas of migration, refugee, criminal justice and EU law as well as policy-makers and practitioners working with refugee and immigration issues.
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