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The Definition of Trafficking in Adult Persons for Various Forms of Exploitation and the Issue of Consent: A Framework Approach that Respects Peculiarities

  • Silvia Scarpa
Keywords: TRAFFICKING, CONSENT, DEFINITION, EXPLOITATION OF THE PROSTITUTION OF OTHERS, SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, FORCED LABOUR OR SERVICES, SLAVERY, PRACTICES SIMILAR TO SLAVERY, SERVITUDE, REMOVAL OF ORGANS.

Abstract

The article discusses the problems determined by the interpretation of the definition of trafficking in adult persons contained in Article 3(a) of the UN Trafficking Protocol as including the element of the improper means and vitiated consent. In particular, it examines whether consent is an issue in the definitional frameworks related to the forms of exploitation associated with trafficking and formulates a recommendation to take eventual definitional conflicts into consideration.
Published
2013-12-05
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