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Human trafficking is a world-wide problem, generating high numbers of victims who suffer from exploitation and the consequences thereof, sometimes long afer the exploitation has stopped. Human trafficking takes place in the sex-indusry but also in relation to labour exploitation and the removal of organs. It often has a cross border nature which complicates not only law enforcement efforts but victim support and protection of vicitms and their family as well. Human trafficking is linked with global migraiton but should be distinguisehd from practices of smuggling and force migraiton. |
Conny Rijken (coordinator) will provide the legal and contextual background of human trafficking, victim protection and the challenges of prosecutiong this crime. During guest lectures, experts working to combat human trafficking and support vicitms will provide insights into their work and provide student s with unique inforation and background on practicalities in their daily work.