edited by Letizia Palumbo and Anna Triandafyllidou
Madalina Rogoz & Albert Kraler
European University Institute
Rebecca Sadwick and Sarah Godoy
Dita Vogel reflects on the UN Special Rapporteur's talk at the EUI Meeting in November 2015
DemandAT researchers met for the third regular project workshop in Florence. The meeting was preceded by a public workshop on THB in domestic work and involved a public presentation by UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons.
Marie Segrave, Rebecca Napier-Moore, Nicola Piper
Editor and Editorial Board Members of Anti-Trafficking Review
Over the last fifteen years the parameters of anti-trafficking discourse and efforts have shifted considerably. This has been a gradual transformation, and now increasingly human trafficking is often used interchangeably with slavery and forced labour - a shift away from the early 1990s when it was almost exclusively associated with sexual exploitation.
Head of Asylum, Migration and Counter Trafficking Programme, DCAF
Increasing population and human development have always led to societal shifts in economics and power. Jared Diamond’s book Guns, Germs and Steel, gives an interesting insight into the human race and the fates of the human societies that we create. The main themes of the book – power and technology – can be elaborated to understand human trafficking, if we see power as money and technology as the increasing use of mobile phones, social media and the internet.
University of Bremen
4th June 2015
Fifteen years ago, the United Nations adopted the UN Trafficking Protocol. Has this legal instrument advanced the global movement against exploitation? A consideration of fifteen years of debate suggests that ongoing controversies about the merits and shortcomings of the UN Trafficking Protocol have also spurred awareness of and attention given to the issue of the exploitation of human beings, as the case of the current law-making in Germany indicates.
Policy Advisor and Project Co-ordinator
International Trade Union Confederation