Organised trafficking cannot take place without corruption.
Trafficking in persons is one of the most lucrative forms of organised crime. Similarly to illicit trade in general, organised trafficking requires systematic corruption.
Prior to the OECD's development of Guiding Principles, there was no international instrument that comprehensively focused on the link between corruption and trafficking in persons and that addressed both.
Addressing these two issues jointly, coupled with better cross-border co-operation, better enforcement and an increased focus on combating corruption is key to curb human trafficking.
This report presents a set of Guiding Principles on Combatting Corruption Related to Trafficking in Persons and 2 cases studies from Thailand and the Philippines.
The OECD's Guiding Principles on combatting corruption related to trafficking in persons are grouped under the following headings: