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Portuguese trafficked citizens
Mara Clemente*
Between 2008 and 2014, 1,110 trafficked persons were reported in Portugal. About a quarter of the reported trafficked persons are citizens of Portuguese origin. They are mainly men, exploited workers, either within or outside the country. The experience of some actors directly involved in the fight to stem trafficking in human beings (THB) crime leads to a better understanding of the problem. In-depth qualitative studies, besides enhancing the knowledge of the problem, could also support effective prevention and the assistance of trafficked persons.


Series  OEm Fact Sheets
Nmber  05
Date  March 2017 
Pages  18
ISNN  2183-4385
DOI  10.15847/CIESOEMFS052017
Keywords  Trafficking in human beings, trafficked persons, labor exploitation, Portugal
Contents  Trafficking in human beings in Portugal: estimates. The experiences of Portuguese traffic. Metadata. References
Cite as  Clemente, Mara (2017), “Cidadãos portugueses traficados”, OEm Fact Sheets, 5, Observatório da Emigração, CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL. DOI: 10.15847/CIESOEMFS052017.


Graph 4  Persons trafficked by forms of exploitation, 2008-2014 (foreigners in Portugal and Portuguese in Portugal and abroad)

Source: Graph drafted by OEm, data given under request by the Observatório do Tráfico de Seres Humanos (OTSH) from Ministério da Administração Interna (MAI).


* Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-IUL), Lisboa, Portugal


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