Regulating recruitment: labour and criminal justice responses in preventing trafficking in persons and migrant exploitation

In today’s globalized economy workers are increasingly looking for job opportunities beyond their home country and the recruitment and employment of workers across global supply chains is a pressing concern. While some of the cross-border recruitment process is facilitated by social and informal networks, private employment agencies play an increasing role in matching labour demand and supply across borders. Globally, the Middle East remains one of the most competitive labour markets with around 70 per cent of migrant workers coming from Asia.