publication . Thesis . 2015

Barriers to combating human trafficking in Colombia

Wilcox, Daniel Joseph;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2015
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Despite international and domestic policies and programs intended to combat human trafficking, Colombia remains one of the countries with the highest instances of human trafficking in the Western Hemisphere. Factors contributing to human trafficking in Colombia, such as internal violence and displacement, drug trafficking, a weak central government, and widespread corruption, have overpowered what energies the government marshaled against it. Moreover, governmental anti-trafficking programs tend to be underfunded, poorly administered, and quickly abandoned by Colombian officials. Additionally, hardline U.S. anti-drug policies in the region have aggravated the hu...
free text keywords: Colombia, human trafficking, drug trafficking, U.S. foreign policy, anti-drug policy, TVPA, trafficking in persons, anti-trafficking programs
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