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Human Trafficking - A Never-Ending Story?

Bränfors, Piia LU (2010) STVK01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
World politics consists of different international organizations and transnational actors which operate alongside with states. This thesis describes how international organizations and transnational actors are organized and their influence on world politics. These actors need to cooperate with states in order to have an impact, but they are not only powerless actors in world politics. The purpose of this thesis is to determine how OSCE and ECPAT are fighting against human trafficking and what difficulties they encounter preventing trafficking. The OSCE is an international organization, which consists of 56 participating states; while ECPAT is a network, to which 80 groups from 70 countries belong. The OSCE is trying to affect its... (More)
World politics consists of different international organizations and transnational actors which operate alongside with states. This thesis describes how international organizations and transnational actors are organized and their influence on world politics. These actors need to cooperate with states in order to have an impact, but they are not only powerless actors in world politics. The purpose of this thesis is to determine how OSCE and ECPAT are fighting against human trafficking and what difficulties they encounter preventing trafficking. The OSCE is an international organization, which consists of 56 participating states; while ECPAT is a network, to which 80 groups from 70 countries belong. The OSCE is trying to affect its participating states` legislation and find common rules to convict traffickers. The ECPAT groups are trying to prevent child trafficking by influencing states. Their priority is to support victims of child trafficking and improve the situation by monitoring states and providing outside with data. Trafficking is a difficult issue to study as there is no exact number of victims, and researchers define the dimension of the problem differently. The legislation to pursue traffickers is not harmonized between states and accordingly, the reported numbers are difficult to compare. (Less)
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author
Bränfors, Piia LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
A Comparison of OSCE and ECPAT
course
STVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
human trafficking, international organization, Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children for sexual purposes (ECPAT), End Child Prostitution, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), transnational actor.
language
English
id
1653100
date added to LUP
2010-09-13 09:38:42
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2010-09-13 09:38:42
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  abstract     = {World politics consists of different international organizations and transnational actors which operate alongside with states. This thesis describes how international organizations and transnational actors are organized and their influence on world politics. These actors need to cooperate with states in order to have an impact, but they are not only powerless actors in world politics. The purpose of this thesis is to determine how OSCE and ECPAT are fighting against human trafficking and what difficulties they encounter preventing trafficking. The OSCE is an international organization, which consists of 56 participating states; while ECPAT is a network, to which 80 groups from 70 countries belong. The OSCE is trying to affect its participating states` legislation and find common rules to convict traffickers. The ECPAT groups are trying to prevent child trafficking by influencing states. Their priority is to support victims of child trafficking and improve the situation by monitoring states and providing outside with data. Trafficking is a difficult issue to study as there is no exact number of victims, and researchers define the dimension of the problem differently. The legislation to pursue traffickers is not harmonized between states and accordingly, the reported numbers are difficult to compare.},
  author       = {Bränfors, Piia},
  keyword      = {human trafficking,international organization,Child Pornography and Trafficking in Children for sexual purposes (ECPAT),End Child Prostitution,Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE),transnational actor.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Human Trafficking - A Never-Ending Story?},
  year         = {2010},
}