ASEAN joins forces to combat human trafficking

The crime of trafficking in persons affects virtually every country in every region in the world, but the Southeast Asian region in particular is hosting a robust flow of trans-regional trafficking in persons for forced labor and sexual exploitation involving thousands of men, women and children every year.

“ASEAN is integrating toward a more fluid movement of people, services, capital and goods,” said Harkristuti Harkrisnowo, a professor of law and acting executive director of the Human Rights Resource Center, during a meeting and workshop on trafficking in persons in Sanur and Uluwatu, Bali. 

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