Research a country of your choice (not the United States). You may select any country that has
not already been selected by one of your classmates.
You are to investigate the extent of human trafficking in your chosen country. Your research
should culminate in a country profile such as traveler’s guide or encyclopedia entry regarding
human trafficking in your selected country. These may be formatted as a document such as a
brochure or fact sheet or a webpage such as a wiki page.
Be creative! You may get some interesting ideas from this webpage that contains links to all
kinds of country profiles: http://spireproject.com/country.htm
You should use at least 5 different sources of information including the U.S. Department of State
2014 Trafficking in Persons Report and the UNDOC 2014 Global Report on Trafficking in
Persons. List your sources in your country profile.
Your country profile should answer the following questions:
- Is it a source, transit, or destination country? (Or a combination of these three?)
- If it’s a source country, what are the push factors?
- If it’s a destination country, what are the pull factors?
- If it’s a transit country, is corruption of involved? If so, where the corruption observed
(i.e., among border officials, law enforcement).
- Are victims primarily international (trafficked into or out of the country) or domestic
(trafficked within the country)?
- What type(s) of trafficking occur here?
- Has the country ratified the Palermo Protocol?
- If so, does the country have any reservations or declarations? What other anti-trafficking
law have been passed?
- What measures (if any) are being implemented to prevent/stop trafficking?
- Is it considered a Tier I, II, or III country by the US Dept of State Trafficking in Persons
Report? What are the historical ratings? Is there improvement or decline in ratings?
- How are trafficked persons treated? (Marginalization? Criminalization? Deportation?
Opportunity for citizenship?)