The report advances the debate on how best to combat the crime of human trafficking in Cyprus by providing much-needed information about the phenomenon and how it manifests on both sides of the Green Line. Arguing that human trafficking takes place in Cyprus for purposes of sexual and labour exploitation, the report provides insights about the profiles of victims and perpetrators of this crime. It concludes with an explanation of how the perpetuation of the frozen conflict makes it harder to both punish the perpetrators and adequately protect the victims of human trafficking.
Hadjigeorgiou, Nasia (2022) Human Trafficking in Cyprus: The Crime, Victims, Perpetrators, and their Connection to the Island’s Frozen Conflict. PRIO Cyprus Centre Report: 1. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.