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The Concept of “Financial or Other Material Benefit” in the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol

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The Concept of “Financial or Other Material Benefit” in the Smuggling of Migrants Protocol

“Financial or other material benefit” is the purpose of migrant smuggling. It is the reason behind the growing involvement of organized criminal groups in conduct that often puts the lives of vulnerable migrants in great jeopardy. The financial or other material benefits associated with migrant smuggling are fueling a trade that turns human suffering and resilience against unfair odds, into enormous and unscrupulously procured profits. 

Date of Publication
Type of Resource
Target Audience
Government
Intergovernmental Organization
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Geographic Scope
Workstream Output
No
Regional Review Process
No
Keywords
Smuggling of migrants
Status
Published

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