2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children. Is this a time to celebrate progress or has the Protocol caused more problems than it has solved? What changes are taking place on the ground, after 15 years of building anti-trafficking into government, NGO and INGO programming? How do those who negotiated the Protocol view it now? What aspects of the Protocol’s definition of trafficking continue to be problematic or controversial? As well as reviewing legal frameworks around trafficking and related human rights abuses, this issue examines how the Protocol can be more useful in the decades ahead to people who are trafficked, as well as to women, migrants and workers who are also affected by anti-trafficking policy.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Issue 4, April 2015 Fifteen Years of the UN Trafficking Protocol Special Issue—
* Editorial: Looking Back, Looking Forward: The UN Trafficking Protocol at fifteen
* Two Cheers for the Trafficking Protocol
* Protocol at the Crossroads: Rethinking anti-trafficking law from an Indian labour law perspective
* Purity, Victimhood and Agency: Fifteen years of the UN Trafficking Protocol
* Was Trafficking in Persons Really Criminalised?
* Re-evaluating Palermo: The case of Burmese women as Chinese brides
* Trafficking in Persons for Ransom and the Need to Expand the Interpretation of Article 3 of the UN Trafficking Protocol
* Debate: ‘The Trafficking Protocol has advanced the global movement against human exploitation.’
* Debate: Achievements of the Trafficking Protocol: Perspectives from the former UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons
* Debate: The Trafficking Protocol has Advanced the Global Movement against Human Exploitation: The case of the United Kingdom
* Debate: From Palermo to the Streets of Oslo: Pros and cons of the trafficking framework
* Debate: Trafficking as a Floating Signifier: The view from Brazil
* Interview: The Trafficking Protocol and the Anti-Trafficking Framework: