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Fighting human trafficking in conflict: 10 Ideas for Action by the United Nations Security Council

Workshop Participants considered that the role of the Security Council will need to vary, depending on the nature of the human trafficking activity. In some cases, it may be direct and disruptive. In others it may be more normative, or may involve shaping the UN’s field response. In each of these areas, the Security Council can also take action to encourage and support other actors – Member States, regional organizations, the private sector-to pay attention to and address human trafficking in conflict.

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Report of the Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls

The review includes studies that used qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies; large or small sample sizes; and case studies, ethnography, and community-based participatory research, among other approaches. Each methodological approach offers a unique lens and contributes to a more complete picture of human trafficking.

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Employment Practices and Working Conditions in Thailand’s Fishing Sector

To increase the knowledge base on this important issue, the ILO’s Tripartite Action to Protect the Rights of Migrant Workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion (the GMS TRIANGLE project) partnered with the Asian Research Center for Migration at Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Asian Studies to conduct a large-scale survey of employment practices and working conditions within the commercial fishing sector in four major port areas of Thailand.

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Understanding Trafficking in Persons in the MENA Region: The Causes, the Forms, the Routes, and the Measures to Combat a Serious Violation of Human Rights

The Protection Project at Johns Hopkins wrote this training manual with two objectives in mind: first, developing a training manual for practitioners specifically tailored to the forms and routes of trafficking in persons in the MENA region; second, addressing in detail some of the specific and particular issues of the region, including the Islamic law perspective on combating trafficking in persons.

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Transnational Legal Responses to Illegal Trade in Human Beings

Human trafficking, whether for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor or services, is a transnational crime that requires trans-national responses, including what this paper will refer to as the three EX’s: exchange of information among countries of origin, transit, and destination; extraterritorial jurisdiction that extends to an act of trafficking regardless of the place in which it was committed; and extradition, a mechanism that ensures that a perpetrator of the crime will not be shielded from liability.

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The TVPA in Five Colors

The applicable United States law to combat trafficking in persons is The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (P.L. 106-386) which was enacted on October 28, 2000. In the following years, this Act was amended by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 (H.R. 2620), the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 972), and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 7311). All amendments made to the original Act until the year 2008 are summarized in this document.

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Human Trafficking in Puerto Rico: An Invisible Challenge

Provides an in-depth exploration of the problem of human trafficking in Puerto Rico by way of valuable research and current data on the various forms of trafficking, including commercial sexual exploitation, labor exploitation and so- called “purchased marriages.” Drawing on these findings, the study also examines existing government responses and makes a number of specific and actionable recommendations to enhance them.

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