The exploitation of migrant workers and its control in the Nordic countries and beyond

The Nordic countries have approached the issue of labour exploitation of migrant workers in different ways. There lack of prosections and verdicts on labour trafficking raises the ia question whether there are differences in how this phenomenon is understood, conceptualized and controlled in the Nordic countries. The issue of of how to conceptualize the distinctions between “mere” exploitation and trafficking for forced fabour was also discussed.

Council Member responsible for the meeting and program was Ms. Natalia Ollus, Finland.

Link to Programme 

 

Presentations: 

Natalia Ollus   Introduction The exploitation of migrant workers and its control in the Nordic countries and beyond

Natalia Ollus  The problems of enforcing and controlling the exploitation of migrant workers in Finland

Ariann Grandell  The difficulties of distinguishing between human trafficking and extortionate work discrimination

Synnøve Jahnsen  The difficulties of addressing trafficking as crimes of the labour market in Norway

Guri Tyldum  Labour exploitation and trafficking of minors in Norway

Frida Ros Valdimarsdottir  “We are just shoveling”: Trafficking and exploitation in Iceland

Camilla Ida Ravnbøl  We are not migrants! An ethnographic account of ”invisible” experiences of labour exploitation in Copenhagen

Johanna K. Schenner  Labour market intermediaries and the incident of forced labour

Rustamjon Urinboyev  The everyday life and socio-legal integration of Central Asian migrant workers in Moscow, Russia

Polina Smiragina The invisibility of male victims of human trafficking: Causes and consequences