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Humphrey Fellows teaching online course: Human Trafficking & Smuggling

Course E075: Human Trafficking and Smuggling

Instructors: Dr. Kirill Boychenko and Dr. Veerendra Mishra

Decreasing opportunities for legal migration, and increasing economic and security complications in countries of origin often force people to migrate irregularly and often ending up being victims of exploitation for labor or sex. The high demand for low skilled/low cost labour in the global north (coupled with well established informal labour practices in destination and transit countries) and bad information about legal migration channels finish the equation that benefit smuggling and trafficking networks.

This e-learning course analyses the concepts of migrant smuggling and human trafficking while discussing various practical cases from around the globe and existing policies and practices of prevention and prosecution to combat these crimes and protect and address the needs of victims such as victim identification and national/trans-national referral mechanisms or regularisation programmes. It also addresses the links between smuggling, trafficking, labour migration and forced migration.

The course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction with students and instructor, quizzes, a writing assignment, and weekly webinars and is offered over a six-week period. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning. The maximum number of course participants is 25. Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation. It is also possible to audit the course.

More information is available at: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=1439&language_id=1

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