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Debate - The Trafficking Protocol and the Anti-Trafficking Framework: Insufficient to address exploitation

  • Kathryn Baer The Trafficking Research Project

Abstract

The Trafficking Protocol[1] has shaped and advanced a global movement against human trafficking; notably through establishing a global definition and creating criminal justice remedies befitting an international crime.[2] Borne out of and including the Protocol, a global anti-trafficking framework has emerged. This framework reflects these two central tenets at international, regional and national levels and includes initiatives by States not party to the Protocol, such as Singapore. However, the emphasis on these tenets, which comprise only part of a robust anti-trafficking strategy, has rendered the existing framework insufficient to address exploitation.


[1] In full: Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

[2] K H Heinrich, ‘Ten Years After the Palermo Protocol: Where are Protections for Human Trafficking?’, Human Rights Brief 18, no.1, 2010, retrieved 5 January 2015, http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1145&context=hrbrief ; K E Hyland, The Impact of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Human Rights Brief 8, no. 2, 2001, retrieved 5 January 2015, http://digitalcommons.wcl.american.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1492&context=hrbrief

Author Biography

Kathryn Baer, The Trafficking Research Project

Kathryn Baer is a Co-founder of and Researcher at The Trafficking Research Project. Her prior anti-trafficking experience includes working at Polaris Project in the United States of America as well as Anti-Slavery International in the United Kingdom (UK). She has an MSc in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom.

Published
2015-04-15
How to Cite
BAER, Kathryn. Debate - The Trafficking Protocol and the Anti-Trafficking Framework: Insufficient to address exploitation. Anti-Trafficking Review, [S.l.], n. 4, apr. 2015. ISSN 2287-0113. Available at: <http://www.antitraffickingreview.org/index.php/atrjournal/article/view/98>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.14197/atr.201215412.