Journal article

Publication details

Violence Against Women, trafficking, and migration in the European Union
in journal: European Law Journal

Volume number: 13
Issue number: 2
Release year: 2017
Page range: 204-217

Author(s) details

Heli Askola

Publication description

human trafficking, women, sexual exploitation, exploitation
This article examines the evolving EU policy against human trafficking, especially trafficking that targets migrant women for sexual exploitation. It maintains that even though action against trafficking is now firmly on the EU agenda, current policies excessively focus on repressive measures and lack attention to the broader setting in which the exploitation of migrants takes place. This means that current EU anti-trafficking policy remains ineffectual, and may in some cases even be counterproductive.