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Author
Derks, Annuska
Title
Combating Trafficking in South-East Asia: A Review of Policy and Programme Responses
In
IOM Migration Research Series No.2
Imprint
IOM - International Organization for Migration, Geneva, 2000, 88 pp
ISBN/ISSN
1607-338X
Url
http://www.old.iom.int/documents/publication/en/mrs_2_2000.pdf
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This study was prepared on behalf of IOM by Annuska Derks.

Abstract

"The study is divided into four parts. The first part describes the historical development of the trafficking debate and gives an analysis of the various approaches to trafficking. Part Two focuses on trafficking patterns and responses in the South-East Asian region. It briefly describes the trafficking situation in South-East Asia and then lists the various trafficking responses that have been developed at the regional, sub-regional and bilateral levels. Some attention is paid to policy responses in receiving countries outside the region. Part Three forms the main part of the study and describes the responses that have been developed within the South-East Asian countries. Attention is paid to the different actors, including governments, NGOs, international organizations and international networks, and their policies in relation to counter-trafficking measures. The counter-trafficking measures are, where possible, broadly divided into four categories: juridical,1 prevention, protection and return. Part Four reviews some of the problems most often mentioned in the fight against trafficking and discusses priority areas for the development and strengthening of counter-trafficking programmes and initiatives."

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