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Title: Cultural change as a long-term solution for human trafficking

Authors: Adam R. Tanielian; Tina Brooks-Green

Addresses: King Faisal University, Box 380, Al Hassa 31982, Saudi Arabia ' Michigan 34th District Court, 11131 Wayne Rd, 48174, Romulus, Michigan, USA

Abstract: This article focuses on the underlying economic and social conditions that create an environment where trafficking of women and children occurs. Legal and governmental deficiencies are assessed in source, transit, and destination countries. This article analyses differences in culture and legal tradition that impact perceptions and actions on trafficking. Community level, bottom up action is projected as the most effective means of seriously reducing trafficking through prevention. Recommendations are made for enhanced international cooperation, communication, planning, and support. Interagency engagement at multiple levels is considered integral to continued success. An aggressive, yet realistic approach to this dynamic crime is proposed, yet the main onus is left upon the communities most seriously impacted.

Keywords: human trafficking; ASEAN; child sex tourism; statelessness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2018.091653

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2018 Vol.6 No.1, pp.51 - 69

Available online: 02 May 2018 *

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