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Transnational Organised Crime The stepchild of crime-combating priorities

"Experts continue to argue about an appropriate definition for organised crime, and ordinary citizens and lawmakers do not really know what it means. We tend to feel intense about the crime categories that make up organised crime, such as the traffi…

Understanding Human Trafficking

"Local and international media often overstate the prevalence of human trafficking in South and Southern Africa, relying on claims that are not based on adequate research or substantive evidence. This factsheet provides an overview of the reality o…

The Human Being as a Commodity: Responding to the Trafficking and Trading of Persons in West Africa

"This Policy Brief examines the trafficking and commoditization of humans in West Africa, focusing on its nature, risk and fueling factors. It further highlights various responses of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its Mem…

Illegal Migration and Policy Challenges in Nigeria

"Lack of job opportunities, poverty, and corruption force thousands of young Nigerians to leave the country every year in search of better opportunities abroad. Illegal migration out of Nigeria is increasing and is largely facilitated through forge…

Report on the SARPCCO Policing Violence Against Women and Children Trainers' Course

"The purpose of the course is twofold: to standardise regional training for law enforcement officers and other stakeholders on VAWC in the Southern Africa region. Its second purpose is to create a culture of empathy and understanding that will enab…

Getting to Grips with Trafficking Reflections on Human Trafficking Research in South Africa

"This monograph aims to inform such research and motivates for more extensive and representative investigations into human trafficking in South Africa. Chapter Two examines the evolution of the concept of trafficking,how it is defined in the Palermo…

The Niger-Libya Corridor Smugglers’ Perspectives

The particular focus of this study is on the smugglers facilitating the unprecedented flow of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa to Libya. There is a specific focus on the smuggling corridor that links northern Niger to southern Libya. This smuggling …

The Need for Human Trafficking Policy

"Trafficking in persons is a complex, multidimensional, multisectoral, illicit industry affecting both individuals and nations across the globe. In addition to being an issue of international and criminal law,trafficking affects human rights,labour,…

The African Union (AU) and Migration: Implications for Human Trafficking in Africa

Through the Treaty Establishing the African Economic Community (AEC) or Abuja Treaty (1991), the African Union (AU) promotes the formation of Regional Economic Communities (RECs), such as among others, the Economic Community of West African States…

Managing Trafficking in Northern Niger

This report examines the risks in this approach but also the dangers in adopting the harder line that some Western governments are pushing for. It focuses on the most lucrative illicit businesses, in migrants, gold and illegal drugs. Research was ca…

Horn of Africa Bulletin Vol 30 Issue 3 July-August 2018

The HAB issue on Ethio-Eritrea rapprochement finally saw the light of day and is a testimony to the profound nature of the changes in Ethiopia unleashed since Prime Minister Abiy ascended to the helm of power, and, the rapidity of the rapprochement …

The Political Economy of Migration in Africa

At an estimated 250 million people, migrants make up about 3% of the global population. Clearly, migration is a common phenomenon among human beings who either choose to move or are forced to do so by natural disasters (such as drought, flooding, cl…

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