Human Trafficking, Sporting Mega-Events, and the London Olympics of 2012. Carrie Pemberton Ford

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Published: September 1st 2012

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Human Trafficking, Sporting Mega-Events, and the London Olympics of 2012.  by  Carrie Pemberton Ford

Human Trafficking, Sporting Mega-Events, and the London Olympics of 2012. by Carrie Pemberton Ford
September 1st 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 297 pages | ISBN: | 3.74 Mb

Behind every trafficking statistic there is a human life which has been denied their dream of making a better life, a person who has been treated in a way which most of us find inconceivable. This book lays bare the evidence and arguments behindMoreBehind every trafficking statistic there is a human life which has been denied their dream of making a better life, a person who has been treated in a way which most of us find inconceivable. This book lays bare the evidence and arguments behind human trafficking as it is occurring in cities and countries hosting Sporting Mega Events (SMEs) today. It spells out the struggle to identify evidence of and address human trafficking associated with Sporting Mega Events and Olympian festivals following the Athens Olympics in 2004 and the FIFA world cup of 2006 .The significance of the UN Palermo Protocol is explained and the varied elements of global intervention against trafficking abuses outlined.

Human Trafficking affects not only the sex industry, but impacts on the welfare of millions of children, men and women deployed in criminal activities, abused in pornography and sex work, and exploited in a variety of labour settings. The book outlines the areas where elite sports and SMEs are most exposed to trafficking risk and how this has been addressed so far, with London 2012 preparations in particular focus.Human trafficking is a concern in spheres as diverse as the recruitment of young African and Latin American footballers into the European marketplace, employment practices within the construction industry, enduring concerns and challenges within the sex industry and difficulties in the supply chain of textile and leather industries.

The international federations are still coming to terms with what the reality of Human Trafficking and the 4 Ps of Palermo mean for its continued business. Demand as well as supply issues are explored, as the spotlight falls on each aspect of the trafficking cycle.The surge of international concern around potential trafficking abuses within the German sex industry in 2006, prompted by the announcement in a number of papers of reports that 40,000 women were at risk of being trafficked into German Brothels.

The subsequent furore exercised politicians in numerous National parliaments and public alike. In the end evidence to support such an extraordinary lift in trafficking and sexual exploitation was not forthcoming. Some claimed it was an urban myth - but trafficking cases and victims continue to emerge. Why the evidence on trafficking is so difficult to attain, and how the evidence we now have is come by, is explained through attention to the changing activities of numerous stakeholders including the police, judiciary, parliamentarians, voluntary sector advocates and service providers.Human Trafficking, Sporting Mega-Events and the London Olympics of 2012 lays bare the challenge of identifying and addressing human trafficking and spells out how Sporting Mega Events can play their part in reducing its impact in the cities and countries in which they are set in the future, drawing on the experience of Athens, Berlin, Vancouver, South Africa and London 2012.

The enduring challenges faced in mounting elite sports festivals in the context of criminal networks interested in generating profit through trafficking in all its varied forms are explored.The London 2012 Games set a new standard in Olympic and Paralympic delivery in many spheres. The months of preparation are looked at through the grid of counter trafficking preparedness and the work of many agencies co-ordinated through the Mayor of Londons Office.The final chapter explores how Sporting Mega Events could improve resilience against trafficking through harnessing best practice learnt in the preparations for London 2012 and previous SMEs.

City candidature, selection, and delivery are explored in the light of Human Trafficking risks to be addressed and some novel political strategies suggested to enable a positive way forward.



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