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Effectiveness of Counter-Trafficking Response in Albania
Effectiveness of Counter-Trafficking Response in Albania

Author(s): Merita H. Meçe
Subject(s): Criminology, Penal Policy
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Human trafficking; Counter-trafficking response; Rights-based approach; Effectiveness; Gender violation of human rights.

Summary/Abstract: Human trafficking is a new phenomenon of Albanian post-socialist society which significantly increased during the difficult years of its transformation from centralized state-led economy to market economy. Both economic and political instability contributed to its size, nature and multiple dynamics. Drawing on a rights-based approach to human trafficking, this paper examines the effectiveness of the counter-trafficking response of the Albanian government with a special emphasis on prevention, protection and prosecution. Using secondary data and reviewing various country strategic documents, it highlights a range of weaknesses and challenges which have hindered its effectiveness over years. It concludes that successful and effective counter-trafficking response requires well rounded and coordinated gender sensitive, victim-centred, holistic and human rights-based efforts. Combined with adequate law enforcement, they will sustainably tackle the full spectrum of this problem.

  • Issue Year: 14/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 25-46
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: English