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ERIC Number: EJ812739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Child Trafficking and Formalisation: The Case of International Adoption from Ecuador
Leifsen, Esben
Children & Society, v22 n3 p212-222 May 2008
Child trafficking activity often draws on formal administrative and legal resources. Formalisation implies considerable cooperation between public functionaries, lawyers and external actors. I argue that child rights advocates are forceful policy formulators who tend to ignore the public-external link because they focus on the external profit-seeking actors. The danger of this focus is a continuing production of inadequate policies, regulations and laws which are weak instruments in the control of a serious social and moral problem. I exemplify this by cases of irregularities in international adoption from Ecuador from the 1990s onwards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ecuador