Special Issue: Human rights at the Border (Anti-Trafficking Review)

What should be the role for border controls in anti-trafficking responses, if there should be one at all? Heightened border security is increasing risks in the migration process. Many people decide that despite barriers and risks they must cross a border for survival, either in terms of economics or safety. In many cases, at border crossings, it is not possible for practitioners to tell if people are being strictly trafficked or whether they fall in another migration category, yet the risks created by border systems and the violations experienced by individuals at borders are not to be left out of conversations on trafficking and of migrants’ rights more broadly.

The latest issue of the Anti-Trafficking Review includes eight peer-reviewed articles on how anti-trafficking measures play out in border zones.

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Table of Contents

Editorial: Human rights at the Border

Sverre Molland

‘Debate’ on the Role of Border Controls in the Response to Human Trafficking

Managing Migration: Is border control fundamental to anti-trafficking and anti-smuggling interventions?

Rebecca Miller and Sebastian Baumeister

Who’s Who at the Border? A rights-based approach to identifying human trafficking at international borders

Marika McAdam

Thematic Articles

In the Eyes of the Beholder: Border enforcement, suspect travellers and trafficking victims

Julie Ham, Marie Segrave and Sharon Pickering

Examining the Body through Technology: Age disputes and the UK border control system

Evan Smith and Marinella Marmo 

Shaping the Victim: Borders, security, and human trafficking in Albania

James P. Campbell 

Immigration Policy Reform in the United States: Reframing the enforcement discourse to fight human trafficking and promote shared prosperity

Ana Avendaño and Charlie Fanning

Health and Rights at the Margins: Human trafficking and HIV/AIDS amongst Jingpo ethnic communities in Ruili City, China

Elena Shih

From the Horn of Africa to the Middle East: Human trafficking of Eritrean asylum seekers across borders

Laurie Lijnders and Sara Robinson

Book Review 

Who are the ‘Us’ and who are the ‘Them’? A review of Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control 

Biao Xiang

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