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Human Trafficking: The Complexities of Exploitation

Margaret Malloch and Paul Rigby


‘Human Trafficking’ is a term that does little to convey the myriad acts that underpin the exploitation of men, women and children across the world. Despite legislative developments and the introduction of national and international interventions, definitions of this form of exploitation, estimates of its extent and nature, and responses to victims and perpetrators have thus far been limited. Furthermore, aspirations to prioritise a human rights model within a wider discourse of ‘vulnerable people’ on the move are frequently overtaken by law enforcement and border control priorities. This book ... More

Keywords: Human trafficking, exploitation, global responses, hidden economy, international law

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474401128
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401128.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Margaret Malloch, editor
University of Stirling

Paul Rigby, editor

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