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Human Trafficking - en studie över en obefintlig konsensus kring begreppet "trafficking" och dess betydelse för att kunna bedriva en brottsbekämpning

Larsson, Stina LU (2012) MRSG20 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
”What is human trafficking?” At first sight of this seemingly innocent question, it is difficult to imagine the implications and controversies that it contains. Although human trafficking is not a new phenomenon there was up to the 2000s no definite statement of the problem. But when the trade of human beings that increasingly grew in size was no longer possible to ignore, the United Nations tried to establish a conceptual definition. It may seem that this would make the question ”what is human trafficking?” possible to answer – but still there is no international consensus. Although the UN definition is the most common one used today, this is not sufficient to prevent and prosecute human trafficking and the immense human rights that it is... (More)
”What is human trafficking?” At first sight of this seemingly innocent question, it is difficult to imagine the implications and controversies that it contains. Although human trafficking is not a new phenomenon there was up to the 2000s no definite statement of the problem. But when the trade of human beings that increasingly grew in size was no longer possible to ignore, the United Nations tried to establish a conceptual definition. It may seem that this would make the question ”what is human trafficking?” possible to answer – but still there is no international consensus. Although the UN definition is the most common one used today, this is not sufficient to prevent and prosecute human trafficking and the immense human rights that it is contrary to. There must be an universal agreed-upon delimitation on this issue in order to effectively combat it.
My purpose with this paper is to study the different definitions of trafficking, and then draw a conclusion about what the absence of a coherent explanation of terms implies to the possibility of counteracting it. With help from my method and material, this is done by comparing different definitions in relation to my theories ”trafficking as a modern form of slavery” and ”trafficking as a crime against humanity”. Finally, I account for my results and try thereby to disentangle what different definitions of a problem impair in order to prevent it. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Stina LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20121
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
mänskliga rättigheter, human rights
language
Swedish
id
2596810
date added to LUP
2012-09-25 14:00:20
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  abstract     = {”What is human trafficking?” At first sight of this seemingly innocent question, it is difficult to imagine the implications and controversies that it contains. Although human trafficking is not a new phenomenon there was up to the 2000s no definite statement of the problem. But when the trade of human beings that increasingly grew in size was no longer possible to ignore, the United Nations tried to establish a conceptual definition. It may seem that this would make the question ”what is human trafficking?” possible to answer – but still there is no international consensus. Although the UN definition is the most common one used today, this is not sufficient to prevent and prosecute human trafficking and the immense human rights that it is contrary to. There must be an universal agreed-upon delimitation on this issue in order to effectively combat it. 
 My purpose with this paper is to study the different definitions of trafficking, and then draw a conclusion about what the absence of a coherent explanation of terms implies to the possibility of counteracting it. With help from my method and material, this is done by comparing different definitions in relation to my theories ”trafficking as a modern form of slavery” and ”trafficking as a crime against humanity”. Finally, I account for my results and try thereby to disentangle what different definitions of a problem impair in order to prevent it.},
  author       = {Larsson, Stina},
  keyword      = {mänskliga rättigheter,human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Human Trafficking - en studie över en obefintlig konsensus kring begreppet "trafficking" och dess betydelse för att kunna bedriva en brottsbekämpning},
  year         = {2012},
}