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Title: A critical analysis of legal responses to trafficking : a case study of child domestic work
Author: Scullion, Dianne Yvonne
ISNI:       0000 0004 2733 9223
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2011
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This thesis examines the UK response to child trafficking, taking child domestic work as a case study. The UK's approach has been influenced by, and created alongside, European and International responses. The United Nations Trafficking Protocol has been particularly significant in terms of providing a legal definition of trafficking which has subsequently been used as the basis for the definition contained within the Council Europe Convention. As a result, child trafficking involves the movement of a child either internationally across state borders, or internally within one state, for the purpose of exploitation. This thesis takes a child-focused approach to human trafficking and examines whether the UK has created a legal response which accounts for all trafficked children regardless of the type of exploitation they experience and whether the enforcement of the law accurately reflects the law. Human trafficking laws have developed primarily with the aim of preventing transnational organised crime and protecting States' borders. However there is also emerging recognition of victims' human rights. A set of assumptions surround human trafficking and these have influenced the current enforcement of the law and created a stereotypical image of the trafficked child. These assumptions are explored and applied to children exploited in domestic work to assess the protection provided to this particular group of trafficked children and more widely, to those trafficked children who do not 'fit' into the stereotypical image.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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