Trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation in Germany

Germany is an important destination contry for migrant workers from all over the world. Many of them work on the basis of mutually beneficial agreements made with their employers, but many are forced into submission by deception, threats, abuse, fraud and coercion.

Migrant workers enter the country through clandestine channels or as asylum seekers, seasonal labour migrants, visitors or students. Although access to the labour market is restricted, experts estimate that roughly one million migrants are currently employed in Germany. This study aims to demonstrate that migrant workers are forced into submission and thus increase profit margins. This is most often the case in those labour-intensive economic sectors that are encoutering even more competition on global markets.