Human Trafficking in Ireland



The Palermo Protocol , A new website, set up by Mr David Lohan, co-author of the Cois Tine publication “Open Secrets an Irish Perspective of Trafficking and Witchcraft” (2012) is dedicated to providing extensive and up-to-date information on human trafficking.

Definition: The trafficking of human beings is the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of people for the purpose of exploitation. This includes persons forced into prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs.

For children exploitation may include also, illicit international adoption, trafficking for early marriage, recruitment as child soldiers, for begging, or for sports (such as child camel jockeys or football players).

 Trafficking involves a process of using illicit means such as threat or use of  force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability.

Human trafficking is a form of slavery that is still happening all around the world.  Sadly it is also happening in Ireland today; people are being trafficked into our country to provide slave labour or forced into prostitution. Others are being trafficked through Ireland to other destinations. Click here to read the story of one victim trafficked into Ireland and then continue reading via the links below.

Trafficking the situation in Ireland – Read more Legal and Policing Developments – Read more
Protecting Victims – Responding to Trafficking – Read more Articles and other information resources – Read more
 Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery – Read more




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