Trafficking in Persons: An Issue of Human Security


Clark, Michele Anne. 2010. “Trafficking in Persons: An Issue of Human Security.” Journal of Human Development 4 (2): 247–63.

Author: Michele Anne Clark


This paper discusses trafficking in persons within a human security framework by identifying factors that heighten the insecurity of women and children within countries of origin, transit and destination. The author begins by reviewing the definitions in use and assessing the scope of the problem, and describing vulnerable populations and harmful practices. The paper then addresses conditions of vulnerability, including economic conditions, the entrenchment of organized crime, and civil war and unrest. It examines responses to the problem in countries of origin, transit, and destination, and concludes with recommendations for future policy intervention.

Keywords: Trafficking, human security, crime, gender, children, the Economy, Crisis, Italy

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Trafficking, Human Trafficking

Year: 2010

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