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Responses to Human Trafficking: Securing States or People? From State Security to Human Security Approach

Bislimaki, Viktoriya (2009)
Department of Law
Abstract
Almost a decade ago, human trafficking became an issue of significant attention and a subject of international and regional legislation and initiatives. Human trafficking became a serious challenge for a global community since it involves such aspects as national criminal justice, national borders and immigration control that traditionally had been issues of internal state competence. Therefore, choosing the approach in addressing this phenomenon was not an easy choice and, undoubtedly, the adoption of legal instruments that stipulated an absolute ban on human trafficking and criminalised this crime was a great success. However, since the adoption of the range of anti-trafficking laws, enough time has passed and it is necessary to analyse... (More)
Almost a decade ago, human trafficking became an issue of significant attention and a subject of international and regional legislation and initiatives. Human trafficking became a serious challenge for a global community since it involves such aspects as national criminal justice, national borders and immigration control that traditionally had been issues of internal state competence. Therefore, choosing the approach in addressing this phenomenon was not an easy choice and, undoubtedly, the adoption of legal instruments that stipulated an absolute ban on human trafficking and criminalised this crime was a great success. However, since the adoption of the range of anti-trafficking laws, enough time has passed and it is necessary to analyse the legal framework around human trafficking and to identify potentially promising approaches to address it. This study provides an overview of the approaches of addressing human trafficking from a security perspective and discusses how these approaches influence the responses to trafficking. It argues that the state security approach chosen a decade ago appeared to be not enough efficient to eliminate human trafficking in nowadays reality. The research suggests that in order to succeed in addressing human trafficking, the current approach have to be complimented by human security approach, which will bring lacking but imperative human rights dimensions to the anti-trafficking policy. (Less)
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Bislimaki, Viktoriya
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organization
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
International Human Rights Law
language
English
id
1555388
date added to LUP
2010-03-08 15:23:36
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  abstract     = {Almost a decade ago, human trafficking became an issue of significant attention and a subject of international and regional legislation and initiatives. Human trafficking became a serious challenge for a global community since it involves such aspects as national criminal justice, national borders and immigration control that traditionally had been issues of internal state competence. Therefore, choosing the approach in addressing this phenomenon was not an easy choice and, undoubtedly, the adoption of legal instruments that stipulated an absolute ban on human trafficking and criminalised this crime was a great success. However, since the adoption of the range of anti-trafficking laws, enough time has passed and it is necessary to analyse the legal framework around human trafficking and to identify potentially promising approaches to address it. This study provides an overview of the approaches of addressing human trafficking from a security perspective and discusses how these approaches influence the responses to trafficking. It argues that the state security approach chosen a decade ago appeared to be not enough efficient to eliminate human trafficking in nowadays reality. The research suggests that in order to succeed in addressing human trafficking, the current approach have to be complimented by human security approach, which will bring lacking but imperative human rights dimensions to the anti-trafficking policy.},
  author       = {Bislimaki, Viktoriya},
  keyword      = {International Human Rights Law},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Responses to Human Trafficking: Securing States or People? From State Security to Human Security Approach},
  year         = {2009},
}