There’s a lot of talk recently about human trafficking, or properly known as trafficking in persons. We’ve heard a lot of people stopped/questioned at the Philippine airports and the reason given is human trafficking. What exactly is human trafficking?
Trafficking in persons, sometimes referred to as human trafficking, refers to the recruitment, transportation, transfer or harboring, or receipt of persons with or without the victim’s consent or knowledge, within or across national borders by means of threat or use of force, or other forms of coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or of position, taking advantage of the vulnerability of the person, or, the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation which includes at a minimum, the exploitation or the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery, servitude or the removal or sale of organs. Click here to read more on “trafficking in persons” at the Legal Wiki.