Position Paper

Combatting Human Trafficking In Aviation

Dec 17, 2019


Human trafficking, despite being a heinous crime and a violation of human rights, is becoming one of the most profitable and fastest growing black-market businesses.

As a fast-growing means of transportation, aviation is also increasingly being used for human trafficking. However, its unique nature presents many opportunities to identify and deal with human trafficking, as passengers are kept under observation during the entire process, from check-in to passport control on arrival.

Personnel can therefore be trained to recognize conspicuous behaviour through contact and interaction and subsequently inform relevant authorities to trigger the necessary response.