Trafficking in Persons and Corruption

Breaking the Chain

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This publication explores the link between trafficking in persons and corruption. Although many countries have taken considerable steps to combat trafficking in persons, these have not comprehensively focused on the fundamental role that corruption plays in the trafficking process. This publication presents a set of Guiding Principles on Combatting Corruption Related to Trafficking in Persons. These Guiding Principles are a useful guide for any country that is in the process of establishing, modifying or complementing a framework to address trafficking in persons-related corruption. The report includes two cases studies from Thailand and the Philippines, where the practical application and the effectiveness of the Guiding Principles is examined.



Trafficking in persons and corruption: A symbiotic relationship

Trafficking in persons could not occur at the large scale that it currently does without the leverage supplied by corruption. This chapter explores this link between trafficking in persons and corruption, focusing on who the corrupt actors are, the types of corrupt acts they commit, and where in the trafficking chain corruption takes place.


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