Volume 2, Issue 1, January 2015

Jill St. George, LLB, LLM, PGDIP (BVC)

Lecturer in Law, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill

Tom Durbin, LLB, LLM, PGDIP (BVC)

Lecturer in Law, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill

 

Abstract

This paper seeks to explore the current practices employed in two regional organisations with regards combating human trafficking. Both West Africa, through ECOWAS, and the Caribbean, through CARICOM, have established regional agreements with neighbouring states to achieve regional cooperation where possible. However CARICOM policies are in their infancy with regards human trafficking, while ECOWAS has a vast network of agreements in place.  This paper will consider the successes of the ECOWAS agreements and their possible assistance and relevance to the Caribbean to assist in CARICOM’s fight against human trafficking.