Human trafficking, and the related problems of organised crime and prostitution, has become a serious problem for post-Soviet countries since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Human trafficking has a major impact on the countries of origin, the destination countries and the countries of transit, and is a concern for those studying population and migration, economics, politics, international relations and security studies. This book examines human trafficking from post-Soviet countries, exploring the full extent of the problem and discussing countermeasures, both local and at the global level, and considering the problem in all its aspects. It focuses in particular on the experiences of the Baltic Sea region, setting out the nature of organised crime and the full range of threats against society.
Table of Contents
Preface. Foreword 1. Introduction: Human Trafficking and Human Security in the Baltic Sea Region Anna Jonsson 2. Human Security and Human Trafficking Louise Shelley 3. Organized Crime or Crimes Organized: Isolating and Identifying Actors in the Human Trafficking Chain Tamara Makarenko 4. The Interaction of Drug Smuggling, Human Trafficking and Terrorism Svante Cornell 5. International Countermeasures against Human Trafficking Inger Österdahl 6. Human Trafficking in the Baltic Sea Region: Supply, Demand, and Organized Crime Anna Jonsson 7. An Assessment of Human Trafficking in the Kaliningrad Oblast: Strategies and Responses Galina Vitkovskaya and Elena Turukanova 8. Trade in Human Beings in Lithuania Aurelijus Gutauskas 9. Conclusions and Looking Ahead Anna Jonsson
Anna Jonsson is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm, Sweden. She holds a doctorate in Constitutional Law from Uppsala University and her primary research interests are state building, human rights, human trafficking and organized crime in Eurasia. She has published extensively on legal reforms in the former Soviet Union.