Forced Labour

Forced Labour in Europe

Forced Labour – New Challenge for Law Enforcement

Zbigniew Lasocik, from the LAZARSKI Univeristy, made a contribution to the 2012 Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, in the category “Traditional and New Forms of Crime and Deviance,” under the title “Forced Labour – New Challenge for Law Enforcement”. Here is the abstract: Human trafficking had already been well described. There is legal definition which can easily be applied to criminal activities. In many countries there is legislation to combat this crime. It is not so with forced labour. Forced labour can be a form of servitude but in extreme cases can become a form of slavery. The question is whether this crime should be treated as form of human trafficking? Answer is not obvious. There are two types of perpetrators, on one hand there are employers or private individuals doing business, on the other hand there is a category of intermediates, who recruit workers and profit from exploitation them by the employers. Also profile of the victim of forced labour is very much different than the profile of the victim of human trafficking. Finally the mechanism of enslavement and control over the victims differs in case of trafficking in human beings and in case of forced labour.


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Further Reading

  • “Forced Labour – New Challenge for Law Enforcement”, by Zbigniew Lasocik (Proceedings)

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