Cover Osteuropa 6/2006

In Osteuropa 6/2006

Profiles of Perpetrators, Images of Victims
The Logic of International Human Trafficking Policy

Bärbel Heide Uhl, Claudia Vorheyer

Deutsche Fassung


Numerous international state organisations have taken up human trafficking in recent years. They all claim to be protecting human rights. In fact, the political discourse of human trafficking is influenced above all by criminological thinking and revolves around strengthening and defending nation-state or supranational borders. As a result, the people affected by human trafficking are not helped, nor are the structural causes fought.

(Osteuropa 6/2006, pp. 21–32)