Author(s) Manuel Fernando da Silva Melo
Advisor(s) Andreia Sofia Pinto Oliveira
Year 2017

Synopsis This dissertation analyses the question of Trafficking in Human Beings (THB) in a perspective of human rights. Aim to present some of the (in)definitions of the various forms of trafficking, as well as the importance challenges of international, regional and national Organizations that, through agreements and joint investigations, strive to reduce the number of victims that fill the universal statistics. The THB crime takes on different forms and each has its specific characteristics, with differences in the profile terms of victims and traffickers, as well as on the modus operandi, location, duration and intensity of the exploration, which will allow as verify that this type of crime isn’t perpetuated only in the ways of transnational organized crime. Regarding the complexity of THB crimes, are proposed new priority measures against the practice of this phenomenon – which represents is one of the most serious violations of civil human rights, political, economic, social and cultural, because it removes the victim the very condition of the human person and generates huge profits for traffickers and exploiters, creating new challenges to criminal police forces, organizations and civil society for the prevention and repression of trafficking in human beings.

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