Forced labour and Human Trafficking: A Handbook for labour inspectors
International Labour Office, 2008, 68 pages
Contemporary forms of forced labour, including trafficking in human beings are serious criminal offences. However, States and other actors have tended to assume that forced labour and trafficking are best dealt with through criminal law enforcement and procedures, rather than through labour law, administration and justice.
This handbook is aimed primarily at labour inspectors but also other law enforcement authorities, such as police, tax or immigration authorities. Its purpose is to assist labour inspectors in understanding modern forms of forced labour and human trafficking, how it is related to their work and how they can contribute to the global fight against this crime.