Bali Process challenged by rise in irregular migrants

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

The rise in irregular migrants continues to challenge attempts to curb human trafficking in the Asia Pacific region. On Monday and Tuesday, Indonesia and Australia co-hosted a ceremony commemorating the 10th year of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Human Trafficking and Related Transnational Crime. At the ceremony the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for Multilateral Affairs stated, “The numbers keep on rising despite our collective efforts in dealing with those crimes.” One of the main causes attributed to the continued rise is that demand is still high and human trafficking continues to be a lucrative crime.
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