Accession Number : ADA620887


Title :   Barriers to Combating Human Trafficking in Colombia


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Wilcox, Daniel J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620887.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2015


Pagination or Media Count : 111


Abstract : 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 human trafficking problem without significantly affecting the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. Consequently, thwarting human trafficking, protecting and providing for its victims, and prosecuting perpetrators of the crime have been significantly challenging in this South American country.


Descriptors :   *COLOMBIA , *HUMAN TRAFFICKING , COMMUNITIES , CRIMINAL CORRUPTION , DRUG SMUGGLING , FOREIGN POLICY , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , LEGISLATION , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , PREVENTION , SOCIAL WELFARE , SURVEYS , THESES , UNITED NATIONS , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , WARFARE


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE