TOPIC #0021

Human Trafficing

TOPIC #0021: Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is thought to be one of the fastest-growing activities of trans-national criminal organizations.

Human trafficking is the trade of humans for the purpose of forced labor, sexual slavery, or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. This may encompass providing a spouse in the context of forced marriage, or the extraction of organs or tissues, including for surrogacy and ova removal. Human trafficking can occur within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime against the person because of the violation of the victim's rights of movement through coercion and because of their commercial exploitation. Human trafficking is the trade in people, especially women and children, and does not necessarily involve the movement of the person from one place to another.

In 2012, the ILO estimated that 21 million victims are trapped in modern-day slavery. Of these, 14.2 million (68%) were exploited for labor, 4.5 million (22%) were sexually exploited, and 2.2 million (10%) were exploited in state-imposed forced labor.

When a person is obviously prostituting and paying too large amounts for renting a room, the Global Court can open the private keys of the persons that are under investigation and follow their payments. But still there needs to be proof of coercion which will often quite difficult to prove. Because the money trail is easier to follow, the work of the court will be a bit easier.


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