Trafficking in human beings: Internet recruitment. Misuse of the Internet for the Recruitment of Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings
Sykiotou, AP (Council of Europe), 2007, 150 pages
The use of the Internet to recruit victims is not a new form of trafficking, but simply a new weapon in the traffickers’ hands. Previously, press advertisements (employment, marriage, dating, etc.) were one of their best-known channels.
The difference between using the Internet to recruit for pornography and using it to recruit for other forms of sexual exploitation is that the victims in the first case are not required to leave their home countries, while those in the second are trafficked abroad.