1- Human trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor: a modern-day...
2- Human Trafficking
Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs
Human Trafficking is a crime against humanity. It involves an act of recruiting, transporting, transfering, harbouring or receiving a person through a use of force, coercion or other means, for the purpose of exploiting them. Every year, thousands of men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. Every country in the world is affected by trafficking, whether as a country of origin, transit or destination for victims. UNODC, as guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the Protocols thereto, assists States in their efforts to implement the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons (Trafficking in Persons Protocol)./ http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/human-trafficking/what-is-human-trafficking.html/ UNITED NATIONS OFFICE ON DRUGS AND CRIME
3- Human trafficking -- the sale, transport and profit from human beings who are forced to work for others -- is the modern equivalent of slavery. Against their will, millions of people around the world are forced to work for the profit of others, for example by begging, prostitution, involuntary servitude, working in sweatshops - even becoming child soldiers./ http://www.urbanministry.org/wiki/human-trafficking-definition-prevalence-and-causes
4- the business of helping people to enter a country illegally and forcing them to work there for very little money because they have no rights / http://www.macmillandictionary.com/dictionary/british/human-trafficking
5- Human trafficking is the fuel that keeps prostitution on the road as evidenced by the fact that 97% of the 1,000 women involved in indoor prostitution are migrants and that 90% of potential human trafficking victims are being investigated on the basis of sexual exploitation, some involving minors./ http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Human+Trafficking
6- Vancouver lawyer Christine Duhaime writes, in Anti-Money Laundering Law in Canada: http://www.duhaime.org/LegalDictionary/H/HumanTrafficking.aspx
"Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery, defined as any act that involves the transport, harbouring, or sale of persons through coercion, force, kidnapping, deception or fraud, for the purposes of placing them in a situation of forced prostitution, domestic servitude, debt bondage or other slavery-like practice. Human trafficking can be local, national or international – a person may be trafficked from a small town to a large city within the same country, or trafficked to another country.
"All human trafficking activities involve money laundering. The proceeds collected from the criminal activity are transformed by criminals into apparently legitimate money or other assets. Traffickers tend to use the proceeds of their criminal activities to invest in cash intensive businesses, such as nightclubs or strip bars, and later, in real estate. To avoid detection, they tend to wire funds through money services businesses and send money across the border using international courier services....
"[H]uman trafficking is the second largest illicit business in the world, after drug trafficking, generating as much as US$40 million annually in proceeds of crime that are laundered through the legitimate financial system. Until recently, money laundering activities have not been used frequently enough to flush out human trafficking by law enforcement agencies but that is slowly changing as reliable money laundering and human trafficking typologies are developed."