The de facto fight against human trafficking in Spain and the international responsibility of the State

Author:
Ángela Trujillo del Arco

Abstract:
For two decades, there has been a strong agreement in the international legal system on what is meant by the crime of trafficking in persons and how its human rights perspective should be addressed. However, such standards are not fully taken on board by the Spanish anti-trafficking strategy. While the Spanish legal system outlaws trafficking in line with the international consensus, its de facto fight seems to be guided by an outdated conception of the crime that hardly satisfies the international obligations assumed by the State. The analysis of such a disparity is necessary since the failure to act with due diligence to prevent such a human rights violation is likely to generate international state responsibility.

Index:
1. INTRODUCCIÓN.—2. LA LLEGADA DEL CONSENSO INTERNACIONAL SOBRE EL CONCEPTO DE TRATA DE PERSONAS.—3. LA POSTURA DE JURE VS. LA POSTURA DE FACTO EN LA LUCHA CONTRA LA TRATA DE SERES HUMANOS.—4. LA POSTURA DE JURE VS. LA POSTURA DE FACTO EN EL CASO ESPAÑOL.—5. LA RESPONSABILIDAD INTERNACIONAL DEL ESTADO Y LA POSTURA DE FACTO EN EL COMBATE ESPAÑOL CONTRA LA TRATA.—6. CONCLUSIONES

Keywords:
due diligence; ECHR; human trafficking; International responsibility; Spain;

Issue:
REDI Vol. 73 1 2021

Section:
Studies

Pages:
277-295

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.17103/redi.73.1.2021.1.11

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