Labour exploitation and human trafficking

Hudson, Ben (2017) Labour exploitation and human trafficking. European Human Rights Law Review, 2017 (3). pp. 326-329. ISSN 1361-1526

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Abstract

Comments on the judgment in J v Austria (58216/12) (ECtHR) on whether Austria failed in breach of ECHR art.4 to fulfil its obligations towards the applicants as alleged victims of human trafficking, following their recruitment in the Philippines and alleged exploitation in Dubai. Highlights the case's significance in confirming the state's investigative duty under art.4 and clarifying its scope, noting the different judicial opinions expressed.

Keywords:Human rights, Employment, Austria, Criminal investigations, Duty to undertake effective investigation, Forced labour, Human trafficking, Positive obligations, Trafficked victims
Subjects:M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:30167
Deposited On:20 Feb 2018 10:08

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