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PhD Defence

De strafbaarstelling van mensenhandel ontrafeld

Wednesday 25 September 2019
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden


  • Prof. C.P.M. Cleiren
  • Prof. J.M. ten Voorde


PhD defences are free; you do not have to register.


The seriousness of the phenomena of human trafficking and exploitation needs no introduction. For an effective approach by investigative services, the Public Prosecution Service and the judge, a clear penalty provision in the Penal Code is a minimum requirement. In the Netherlands, however, the criminalization of human trafficking is surrounded by complexity. This dissertation aims to unravel the criminalization, which results in an extensive search for the core of the criminalization of human trafficking, along its history, the system and the case law that has appeared over the years. The problems identified by the author call for a change in the criminal law relating to human trafficking. There is work to be done for the legislator.

PhD dissertations

PhD dissertations by Leiden PhD students are available digitally after the defence through the Leiden Repository, that offers free access to these PhD dissertations. Please note that in some cases a dissertation may be under embargo temporarily and access to its full-text version will only be granted later.

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