People-trafficking and people-smuggling
Drawing lines in a dark place
Aug 14th 2008
From The Economist print edition
Coercing hapless human beings into sex or servitude is obviously evil, but defining the problem (let alone solving it) is very hard.
"Despite the grey area, public perception of the two problems often diverges. In Australia, for example, public opinion favours a tough line over people-smuggling—but there has been a surge of sympathy for the victims of trafficking (often brought to Australia from Thailand or Indochina) since the release last year of “The Jammed”, a film set in a Melbourne brothel"
To read the full article:http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11921830