Regulation of trafficking in human beings in international documents and documents of the Republic of Lithuania: Comparative analysis

Snieguolė Matulienė, Rolandas Kriksciunas

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Phenomenon of trafficking of human beings has become continuing concern for majority countries in the world not bypassing Lithuania during the last decade. Paying attention on latency, prevalence and various forms of expression of this crime, international, regional and national documents defining phenomenon of trafficking in human beings and concerned aspects. Despite of testimonies that trafficking in human beings is a full-blown problem, it is rather hardly recognizable in our society. Often this phenomenon is being understood rather narrow and directly. Instead of paying attention on reasons, factors and consequences of trafficking in women, exotic shade is being given to this problem, for ones causing a crooked grin, – for others glee "what they wanted and got the same". Trafficking in women is often valuated as a problem of these women sold and bought only having not recognized other essential features of this phenomenon – demand aspect, interests of criminal world, hazards it is rising for security of society. In the article authors are comparing international and regional documents, emphasis of characters of documents and representative consolidation of criminal norms of other European Union countries for trafficking in human beings shows evolution, development and change of analysed phenomenon and view of various organisations on it. Article is oriented on legal and practical decisions of trafficking in women – an introduction to international documents and legal acts being valid in Lithuania is being done.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-57
JournalMatters of Russian and international law = Вопросы российского и международного права
Issue number5-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013



  • Criminal policy
  • Crimes against personal freedom
  • Human trafficking

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