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Trafficking in Human Beings: Modern Slavery

Silvia Scarpa


In recent decades the international community has focused its attention on trafficking in persons, one of the most worrying phenomena of the 21st century. Chapter 1 examines trafficking in persons in the light of the recent definition of the phenomenon given by the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. It analyses trafficking causes and consequences, and the most common forms of exploitation related to it. Chapter 2 reviews the most important international conventions against slavery and the slave trade, the UN Trafficking Protocol and ... More

Keywords: trafficking in persons, slavery, forced labour, victims' protection, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, United Nations, Council of Europe, European Union, international human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199541904
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199541904.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Silvia Scarpa, author
Lecturer in International Law at the University of Tuscia, Viterbo (Italy) for the Academic Year 2007-2008 and Research Fellow at the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Study of Pisa (Italy)