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In recent years, economic and political turbulence in many parts of the world are forcing people out of their countries of origin. With no prospects for regular migration, irregular movement became a common practice. Through lectures, presentations, case studies and discussions, this one-week intensive course analyses the concepts of human trafficking and migrant smuggling while discussing various practical cases from around the globe, with particular emphasis on the Middle East and North Africa MENA region.
Human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business and one of the fastest-growing illegal industries on the planet. The US department which investigates countries for its annual Trafficking in Person report has classified 46 countries as Tier 3 from to Tier 3 is the lowest category featuring countries that are not fully meeting the minimum standards set out in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and are not taking any significant action to do so.
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This article examines the same issue in the Middle East. Home to world heritage sites, priceless antiquities and soaring skyscrapers, this region is a jigsaw puzzle of contradictions and contrasts, where old customs bump into modern ways. Buried beneath breathtaking views and sacred sites is the clandestine commerce of human trafficking.
One of the most persistent threats facing the world in the 21 st century is the rise of human trafficking as a major form of criminal exploitation. Not only is this issue found worldwide, it is also a growing problem in the Middle East, especially as it combines with the impact of conflict and the rising refugee streams trying to reach Europe. Across the globe, approximately 40 million people are trapped in human trafficking International Labour Organization and Walk Free Foundation5.
In an effort to eliminate or slowly diminish human trafficking, the United States State Department Trafficking in Persons issues an annual report on most countries around the globe, including the Middle East and the MENA regions. The report, which addresses down a number of areas Middle Eastern countries need to focus on, said human trafficking is a crime against humanity and "it is not a problem to be managed; but a crime to be stopped. The report divides countries into 4 different rankings: Tier 1 includes all countries that are making the highest efforts to eliminate human trafficking.
E fforts to combat human rights abuses are easily undermined by politics. Often — and with good reason — the US and other western countries are accused of highlighting abuses by their enemies while turning a blind eye to similar abuses by their friends. One way of pushing political considerations into the background is to look at the problem comparatively, by considering where each country stands in relation to others.
Beginning infour human trafficking networks exploited over 1, Indonesians to work in Morocco and the Middle East. Rabat — Police in Indonesia have uncovered four human trafficking networks that sent over 1, Indonesians to work in Morocco, Saudi ArabiaTurkey, and Syria. The network promised the majority of the victims jobs with salaries, but upon arrival to the countries the victims were abused and forced to work without pay.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Imagine if you were told of well-paid work in a new country, far from your impoverished home. Once you arrived, you learned the only way to make the promised money was through prostitution. She sits on a bar stool in a dark basement bar in the old quarter of Dubai, dressed in a short skirt. Her hair is bleached.