Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked worldwide – including right here in Curacao. It can happen in any community and victims can be any age, race, gender, or nationality. Traffickers might use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships to lure victims into trafficking situations.
The government, the Ministry of Justice, aims to implement the provisions of the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime and the associated Protocols on Trafficking in Human Beings and People Smuggling and the Council of Europe Convention on combating trafficking in human beings in the laws and regulations as set out in Article 1 of the MOU….
Human trafficking, trafficking in persons, and modern-day slavery is umbrella terms – often used interchangeably – that refer to the exploitation of individuals through threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, and/or deception. It includes the practices of forced labor, debt bondage, domestic servitude, forced marriage, sex trafficking, child sex trafficking, and the recruitment and use of child soldiers, among others.
Asa Don Brown