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Debate - From Palermo to the Streets of Oslo: Pros and cons of the trafficking framework

  • Synnøve Økland Jahnsen University of Olso
  • May-Len Skilbrei University of Oslo

Abstract

The development of Norwegian anti-trafficking efforts and how they relate to obligations set forth by the United Nations Trafficking Protocol (also known as the ‘Palermo Protocol’) illustrates some of the constraints connected to international policymaking. While national trafficking policies on paper are in alignment with the definitions and priorities in the Protocol, the local and institutional context simultaneously influence how these international ambitions are interpreted and implemented. Thus, we argue that to understand the impact of the Protocol one must necessarily explore how it interacts with national agendas and instruments

Author Biographies

Synnøve Økland Jahnsen, University of Olso
Synnøve Økland Jahnsen works in Norway at the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law at the University of Oslo, and is affiliated with the Norwegian Police University College and Centre for Women and Gender Research at the University of Bergen. Her areas of expertise are gender, mobility and labour. Her work addresses how ‘migration’ and ‘trafficking’ become the locus for contemporary forms of policing and control. Jahnsen is a co-editor of the forthcoming book Assessing European Prostitution Policy. She is also a member of the COST Action Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance (ProsPol).
May-Len Skilbrei, University of Oslo
May-Len Skilbrei is a Professor of Criminology at the University of Oslo. Her research focuses on human trafficking, prostitution, migration, gender and globalisation, and she recently published a book with Ashgate together with Charlotta Holmström on Nordic prostitution policies. She is currently the editor of the Routledge book series Interdisciplinary Studies in Sex for Sale, heads a Working Group of the European Society of Criminology on Immigration, Crime and Citizenship, and is deputy chair of the COST Action Comparing European Prostitution Policies: Understanding Scales and Cultures of Governance (ProsPol).
Published
2015-04-15
How to Cite
ØKLAND JAHNSEN, Synnøve; SKILBREI, May-Len. Debate - From Palermo to the Streets of Oslo: Pros and cons of the trafficking framework. Anti-Trafficking Review, [S.l.], n. 4, apr. 2015. ISSN 2287-0113. Available at: <http://www.antitraffickingreview.org/index.php/atrjournal/article/view/96>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2018.