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Defining human smuggling in migration research: An appraisal and critique

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Defining human smuggling in migration research: An appraisal and critique

The terms migrant smuggling and human trafficking are often used synonymously in public discussions and the media, but are distinct categories in international law and academic research. This article provides a critical discussion of the representation of human smuggling in academic research, by demonstrating that the current definition of human smuggling has been un-critically applied from
international law in the formulation and implementation of research designs. 

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Academia
Author
Theodore Baird
Other Source / Publisher
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
Language
Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
GCM Objectives
Keywords
Smuggling of migrants
Trafficking in persons
Status
Published

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