How Anti-trafficking Governance is Getting it Wrong: Consequences of the differential treatment of migrant worker groups in the Netherlands

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Period23 Sep 2021

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  • TitleHow Anti-trafficking Governance is Getting it Wrong: Consequences of the differential treatment of migrant worker groups in the Netherlands
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletblISS - The ISS Blog on Global Development and Social Justice
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date23/09/21
    DescriptionIn many countries, including the Netherlands, being an immigrant – or being perceived as one – is a key mechanism used to normalise job precarity and poorly paid work. From this perspective, in theory, the rising attention to exploitative conditions that has paralleled anti-trafficking interventions is promising for migrant workers. Yet, using the case of the Netherlands as an example, this post highlights that, in practice, the exploitation of some workers seems to worry policy-makers more than others. The selective concern for migrant workers’ exploitation has paradoxical consequences, writes Karin Astrid Siegmann.
    URLhttps://issblog.nl/2021/09/23/human-trafficking-how-anti-trafficking-governance-is-getting-it-wrong-consequences-of-the-differential-treatment-of-migrant-worker-groups-in-the-netherlands/
    PersonsKarin Astrid Siegmann