Trafficking in human beings has become one of the most serious problems of the international community nowadays. Combating this phenomenon in an effective manner requires a comprehensive international approach of all countries. Being aware of this, several international organisations have launched a number of documents to fight against this phenomenon. The most representatives ones are the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (2000), the Council of Europe’s Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (2005) and the EU Directive 2011/36/EU on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims. This book provides a comparative analysis of these legal documents and suggests a number of proposals in order to improve the international and national policies to combat this kind of criminality.
Ana Isabel Pérez Cepeda is Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Salamanca (Spain). Demelsa Benito Sánchez (Ph.D in Law, Salamanca, 2010) works as a lecturer of criminal law at the University of Deusto (Spain).
1 Preface 3
2 Trafficking in Human Beings: The Phenomenon
3 Analysis of the International and European Legal Instruments on Trafficking in Human Beings
3.2 Definition 0f Trafficking in Human Beings
3.3 Criminalisation of Trafficking in Human Beings
3.4 Prevention of Trafficking in Human Beings
3.5 Protection of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings
3.6 International Cooperation in the Fight Against Trafficking in Human Beings
Annex: Criminal Justice Responses to Trafficking in Human Beings in Finland, Greece, Spain and the United Kingdom
4 United Kingdom