Prevention of Human Trafficking

I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name – modern slavery” President Barack Obama, September 2012

Human trafficking involves "the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons by means of a threat or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraught, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation" (Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, UN 2003)

Human trafficking is a heinous crime that is akin to modern day slavery and a grave violation of human rights. In essence, it is a trade in humans, treating people as commodities to be traded and exploited for the use of others. Trafficking involves terrible crimes against men, women and children, including forced labour, debt bondage, child prostitution, sexual slavery, and even the removal of human organs. Linked to people smuggling and organised crime, human trafficking has serious implications for countries and firms involved in the dynamics of global trade. As well as being first and foremost a crime against individuals’ rights, human trafficking also has wider socio-economic influences.

Threats to Business:

Threats to Countries:

At CICM we can help business and governments gain a deeper and more strategic understanding of how human trafficking negatively impacts society and what steps can be taken to tackle it and reduce its imprint on key sectors of society.  


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