This publication, “A Situational Analysis of Aruba’s Response to Human Trafficking,” serves as a discussion and action guide for all those involved to improve Aruba’s response to the crime. It results from a desire among key stakeholders to better understand and assess actions against this crime.
The research focuses on Aruba’s institutional response by analysing the actions already put forward and identifying the strengths and weaknesses in laws, policies, procedures, practices and partnerships. The information presented in the Situational Analysis was gathered by reviewing literature, media sources, laws and government documents, and by interviewing stakeholders and observing the local context. The research identifies existing structures that could be connected to human trafficking, by either assisting it or hindering efforts against it. Rather than quantifying Aruba’s human trafficking context, the research offers a range of recommendations to strengthen the national response against the crime.