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Type of document: Paper
Topic: Methodology- Research methods
Policy and Planning
Geographic descriptors: Cambodia, China, Lao People´s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam
Language: English
Publisher: United Nations Inter-agency Project on Human Trafficking in the Mekong Sub-region
Date of publication: September 2001
Long Abstract: This paper was originally presented at the Workshop on the Impact of Globalization on the Full Enjoyment of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Right to Development in Kuala Lumpur, May 2001. Its aim is to examine the phenomenon of human trafficking from a perspective of globalization and migration. The paper considers the link between globalization and the increased supply and demand for migrants and stresses that the assymmetry of policy towards the movement of goods and labour compels migrants to consider methods of irregular migration that make them vulnerable to human rights abuses such as trafficking. Emphasis is placed upon the "voluntary" impulse of the trafficked victim to migrate that reveals trafficking to be a combination of (generally irregular) migration and labour exploitation. The paper distinguishes between the different outcomes of trafficking which can be legal, illegal, societally unacceptable (such as begging) or ambiguous and emphasises that different responses are needed. The author then considers responses in the Asian region to date before proposing a migration-based approach that involves the regularisation of migration, providing alternatives to migration, protecting the rights of migrants, return and reintegration initiatives that recognise the trafficked victims feelings about going home, and measuring the impact.
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