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European Grant Success 'Addressing demand in anti-trafficking efforts and policies'

(7 March 2014)

The project, which is coordinated by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), addresses the challenge of understanding what demand is in the context of trafficking in human beings conceptually, theoretically and empirically.

Dr McGrath will be leading one of the twelve case studies as part of the larger European-wide project and will be specifically looking at efforts to address demand for trafficking and forced labour within supply chains using the analytical framework of Global Production Networks. In particular, the research will explore whether there are industry-specific dynamics that should be considered. Dr McGrath will be examining the ways in which globalised production links businesses and consumers inside Europe to trafficking and forced labour which may occur outside Europe.

The case study begins in September 2014 and runs through December 2016.

For more information on DemandAT and a full project summary visit the ICMPD DemandAT page.