Fighting an elusive battle

  • 2006-09-13
  • Interview by Elizabeth Celms
With the arrival of open borders and labor markets, EU membership has enabled the business of human trafficking in Latvia to flourish. Now more than ever, police are struggling to combat this trans-national criminal enterprise. The Council of Europe has launched the Campaign to Combat Trafficking in Human Beings, and on Sept. 21-22 (see story Page 3), it will hold a seminar in Riga to discuss one of the Baltic state's most pressing concerns. To learn more about the peculiarities of this criminal business, The Baltic Times sat down with human trafficking expert Helena Stare, who works for th...
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