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Tag Archives: European Union


May 2017


Smuggling Teens into the EU an Easy Path to Exploitation

  By Bernd Franke and Marin Kovačić, Guest Bloggers* Where does the line between human smuggling and human trafficking fall?  Although often conflated, the two acts are distinct, with separate aims and motives.  However, an initial act of smuggling can easily transform into an exploitative human trafficking scenario.  This ...

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May 2017


The Inherent Hypocrisy of Claiming to Combat Human Trafficking While Closing Borders

  By Jocelyn Iverson, Director of Communications and Social Media Nobody wants to sound “pro-human trafficking.”  Countries jockey for more favorable tier rankings in the U.S. State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report.  Organizations make it their mission to “rescue” victims from their unsavory conditions. ...

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