U.S. HELSINKI COMMISSION TO HOLD HEARING ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND
TRANSNATIONAL ORGANIZED CRIME
November 2, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Please join the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe for
a hearing that explores the nexus between Transnational Organized
Crime and Human Trafficking.
Organized Crime has evolved to meet the challenges of globalization
and modern technology. In this evolution major international
criminal organizations and smaller highly specialized groups of
criminal entrepreneurs have found new ways to expand their
operations and exploit human beings into slavery. To meet these
challenges new national and international strategies have been
placed into action, but their results remain to be seen. This
continues the Helsinki Commission’s hearing series on new fronts in
human trafficking. This hearing will focus on: (1) the evolving
nature of Transnational Organized Crime, (2) the role of major
international organized crime groups and smaller organized criminal
syndicates in human trafficking, (3) identified trends, and (4)
strategies to combat these organizations and prevent the trafficking
of human beings.