Trafficking in human beings
Trafficking in human beings—people trafficking or people smuggling—includes the activities of smuggling illegal aliens across international borders, trafficking in women and children for the purpose of sexual exploitation -- for example sexual servitude and child sex tourism -- and smuggling people for the purpose of forced labor.
Related SourceWatch Resources
- Civil Rights Division / U.S. Department of Justice
- illegal immigration
- transnational organized crime
- "Human Trafficking" Internet Resources, Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies website. Last updated March 31, 2005.
- Human Trafficking.org website.
- "People Smuggling and Trafficking. Regional and International Response," Australian Institute of Criminology website.
Articles & Commentary
- Donna M. Hughes, "The 'Natasha' Trade - The Transnational Shadow Market of Trafficking in Women," ("In the Shadows: Promoting Prosperity or Undermining Stability?", Journal of International Affairs, Spring 2000).
- Brian Iselin, "Addressing the challenge to security from the trafficking in human beings," OSCE – Thailand Conference on the Human Dimension of Security, Bangkok, June 20–21, 2002.
- Kinsey Dinan, "Trafficking in women from Thailand to Japan. The role of organized crime and governmental response," Harvard Asia Quarterly, last updated September 30, 2002.
- Alexander Downer, "Boost For Battle Against People Smuggling, People Trafficking And Transnational Crime," posted on website of PM Downer, Minister for Foreign Affairs (Australia), June 8, 2004.
- John Aravosis, "Bush White House reportedly worked in support of sexual slavery in Asia as favor to Jack Abramoff," AMERICAblog, October 16, 2006. re Jack Abramoff, Ken Mehlman