Globalisation and Human Commodities: Combating Child Trafficking in the European Union

By Katharine Vadura.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The trafficking of human beings, particularly women and children, raises some important questions in relation to the concepts of globalisation and human rights. This paper seeks to investigate the impact of globalisation on one of the growing global human rights issues, namely trafficking in children. The paper looks at the impact of globalisation on this phenomenon and explores the connection between globalisation and human rights based on an analysis of policies relating to the protection of children’s rights in the European Union. Included is an analysis of institutionally collaborative initiatives, particularly in promoting anti-trafficking initiatives, as well as establishing a viable process to prevent trafficking from taking place and protecting the human rights of children who find themselves victims of trafficking. The processes and effectiveness of these institutional and policy mechanisms used to combat child trafficking in an ever globalising world, will then be examined in relation to the tension between globalisation, European Union enlargement, human security and human rights.

Keywords: Trafficking, Human Rights, Globalisation, European Union

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.103-108. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 493.387KB).

Dr. Katharine Vadura

Lecturer, School of International Studies, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Katharine Vadura is a lecturer in the international studies program, in the School of International Studies, University of South Australia. Her regional area of specialisation focuses on Europe, with a particular interest in Eastern Europe and the European Union. Following completion of her PhD she has continued to pursue research in the area of migration, human rights, identity and citizenship.


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