Human trafficking remains an ignored problem by Latvia and the EU. Last week the issue of ‘marriages of convenience’ was brought back for public discussion. Marriage of convenience, or the ‘sham’ marriage, is part of a more serious problem – the trafficking of human beings, which is the third most profitable criminal business in the world after the trade in narcotic substances and weapons. The main stumbling blocks in combating human trafficking are: identification of networks of organized crime, lack of multilateral coordination of action, and last, but not...
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