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NCJ Number: 201000 Find in a Library
Title: Trafficking in Human Beings, Illegal Immigration and Finland
Author(s): Martti Lehti; Kauko Aromaa
Corporate Author: United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press

United Nations European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI)
Helsinki 00531, Finland
Publication Number: ISBN 952-5333-11-6
Sale Source: Criminal Justice Press/Willow Tree Press
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: Finland
Annotation: This report focuses on the trafficking and sexual exploitation of individuals in Finland.
Abstract: This publication from the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations, summarizes Finnish national legislation concerning illegal immigration, human trafficking, and prostitution, describes the definitions of trafficking as imposed by the International Organization on Migration's stipulations. The report details Finland's sanctioning of illegal entry into the country, highlighting crimes against personal freedom, the protection of the right of sexual determination, and the regulation of prostitution. The report presents a discussion of the illegal immigration of foreigners into Finland, and the various sources for information concerning the trafficking of women in Finland, including the courts, the police, the foreigner authority, and the border guard authority. Addressing prostitution and illegal immigration in Finland, the report describes the entrance of Afghan, Kurdish, and Tamil refugees into Finland. The special cases of forced, teenage, and child prostitution in Finland are discussed. Finland's transborder networks of organized crime make it so that prostitutes can no longer free themselves from unsatisfactory relationships by leaving Finland and returning to their homelands. The basic problem in researching the trafficking and prostitution of women in Finland concerns the shortcomings of the existing data collecting systems of the Finnish authorities. Improving communications among individuals in the health, social, border guard, and police services will improve research on human trafficking and prostitution in Finland and aid in its prevention. References
Main Term(s): Finland; Trafficking in Persons
Index Term(s): Human rights; Immigrants/Aliens; Juvenile prostitution; Prostitution; Prostitution across international borders; United Nations (UN); Women's rights
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