- Comparing smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons
- Differences and commonalities
- Vulnerability and the continuum between smuggling and trafficking
- When theory meets practice: smuggling of migrants or trafficking in persons?
Published in January 2019.
This module is a resource for lecturers
This section provides suggestions for post-class assignments for the purpose of assessing student understanding of the Module. Suggestions for pre-class or in-class assignments are provided in the Exercises section.
It is suggested that students be asked to critically research and analyse national legislation on smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, assessing the extent to which they are clear and precise in distinguishing both crime types and identifying strengths, if any. This analysis should be illustrated with the examination of a real case (jurisprudence or otherwise).
If the country where the Module is taught does not possess legislation on smuggling and/or trafficking, students could be asked to prepare draft articles on the (i) definition of smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons, (ii) assistance and protection owed to smuggled migrants and victims of trafficking respectively, (iii) investigatory measures (such as techniques, actors involved, coordination between authorities and or stakeholders), and (iv) possible overlap between smuggling and trafficking. These draft provisions should then be applied to the analysis of a real-life case selected by the student.
Essays should not be longer than 2500 words.