THE ROLE OF SECURITY SECTOR AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

Oliver Bakreski, Tanja Milosevska
2014 9th International Academic Conference   unpublished
This paper aims to research human anti-trafficking concept which takes into account three components: the prosecution of traffickers, the protection of trafficked persons, and the prevention of trafficking. Quality security sector responses must unite the actions of coercive actors with those of other government agencies, non-governmental organizations, legislative bodies, private businesses, and the media. Security sector reforms oriented counter-trafficking efforts are required, not just in
more » ... ired, not just in countries that appear from violent conflict, but also in more secure settings. Effective, competent, and legitimate responses against human traffickers require broadening traditional security concepts and practices previously focused on state security and the military. Cooperation among national actors and their foreign complements is essential because of the transnational nature of contemporary security problems. Paper underline the main points and trends in human trafficking in R. Macedonia in order to gain better understanding of this phenomenon that represents one of the security problems for this region. By analyzing the opportunities and problems of counter-trafficking, and presenting recommendations to policy-makers and experts, paper presents further effective, efficient, and justifiable counter-trafficking efforts. Successful counter-trafficking entails political will and cooperation at all levels, at points of origin, transit and destination.
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