Australia's Response to Trafficking in Women: Towards a Model for the Regulation of Forced Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region

Australian Research Council Grant

Chief Investigators

Dr Julie Debeljak, Professor Susan Kneebone and Professor Bernadette McSherry

Collaborating Organisations

Commonwealth Attorney-General Department, Australian Human Rights Commission, World Vision and Cardno-ACIL

2006-2009 Project 

This project will evaluate Australia's response to the trafficking of persons, particularly women and children, from the perspectives of criminal justice, international human rights law and migration law.  It will also address the broader issues concerning the regulation of forced migration in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.  The project will help in safeguarding Australia from organised transnational crime.  It will enhance Australia's international and regional reputation by providing legislative and policy models to combat trafficking.

Outcomes of Australian Research Council Grant
Australia's Response to Trafficking in Women: Towards a Model for the Regulation of Forced Migration in the Asia Pacific Region 

Background paper
The Legislative Framework for Combating Trafficking in Persons

Program
Legal and Criminal Justice Responses to Trafficking in Persons in Australia: Obstacles, Opportunities and Best Practice Workshop