Combating Organ Trafficking


Adding to the number of criminal activities that are part of the money laundering infrastructure is organ trafficking. Expert Christina Bain, discusses this horrific crime, the need for private-public partnerships to combat the crime and offers financial indicators that can be developed for identifying and reporting organ trafficking.

*John sat down with Melissa during the 2019 ACAMS 18th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference in Las Vegas, NV outside of the exhibit floor. There are some instances of background noise during their conversation.

Additional Resources & Links:

link to the Illegal Fishing, Human Trafficking, and wildlife trafficking webinar page:

Here is an article on Dr. Shelley’s work:

Council on Foreign Relations report that discusses human trafficking and conflict and includes some of writings and Tech Against Trafficking:

https://www.cfr.org/report/security-implications-human-trafficking

State Department Trafficking in Persons Report 2019:

https://www.state.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Trafficking-in-Persons-Report.pdf


Ø Shelley, Louise and Christina Bain. “When We Talk About Human Trafficking, We Also Need To Talk About Tech. Here’s Why.” BRINK. Atlantic57. 11 Mar. 2019. Web. https://www.brinknews.com/when-we-talk-about-human-trafficking-we-also-need-to-talk-about-tech-heres-why/

Ø Field, Cameron, Christina Bain, Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, and Francis Delmonico. “The Eradication of Organ Trafficking:  A Case for Partnerships and Protocols in AML Environments.”ACAMS Today. ACAMS. 18 Sept. 2018. Print and Online. 

Ø Bain, Christina, Joseph Mari, and Francis Delmonico. “Organ Trafficking: The Unseen Form of Human Trafficking. “ ACAMS Today. ACAMS. 26 Jun. 2018. Print and Online.  https://www.acamstoday.org/organ-trafficking-the-unseen-form-of-human-trafficking/

ØBain, Christina. “Working with Business to Implement Legislation – Beyond Reporting.” 

e-Handbook: Legislating against Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Forced Labour. Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK. 14 Jun. 2018. 100. Web. 

https://www.uk-cpa.org/what-we-do/modern-slavery/e-handbook-legislating-against-modern-slavery-human-trafficking-forced-labour

Ø Bain, Christina. “Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Fight Against Human Trafficking.” Social Inclusion 5:2 (2017): 81-84. Print and Online.

https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/article/view/924

ØShelley, Louise and Christina Bain. “Slavery Infuses Supply Chains Demanding Closer Scrutiny by Companies.” BRINK. Atlantic57. 25 Feb. 2016. Web.  http://www.brinknews.com/slavery-infuses-supply-chains-demanding-closer-scrutiny-by-companies/

Ø Bain, Christina. “What can businesses do about human trafficking?” World Economic Forum Agenda. World Economic Forum. 26 Oct. 2015.Web. 

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/10/what-can-businesses-do-about-human-trafficking/

ØBain, Christina. “Risk, Response, Innovation: Human Trafficking and the Private Sector.” The State of the Illicit Economy. Meta-Council on the Illicit Economy. World Economic Forum. Oct. 2015. Print and Online.

http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_State_of_the_Illicit_Economy_2015_2.pdf

Ø Shelley, Louise and Christina Bain. “Human Trafficking: Fighting the Illicit Economy with the Legitimate Economy.” Social Inclusion 3:1 (2015): 140-144. Print and Online. 

http://www.cogitatiopress.com/ojs/index.php/socialinclusion/article/view/215

Ø Bain, Christina and Louise Shelley. “How data can help fight human trafficking.” World Economic Forum Agenda. World Economic Forum. 18 Feb. 2015. Web.

https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/02/how-data-can-help-fight-human-trafficking/

Ø Bain, Christina, Louise Shelley, and Effie-Michelle Metallidis. Hedging Risk by Combating Human Trafficking: Insights from the Private Sector. Network of Global Agenda Councils Task Force on Human Trafficking. World Economic Forum. Dec. 2014. Print and Online. 

http://www.weforum.org/reports/hedging-risk-combating-human-trafficking-insights-private-sector

Ø Bain, Christina and Louise Shelley. “Combatting Human Trafficking Through Innovation and Impact: Washington, DC USA.” Urban Anthologies Innovation: From Crisis to Opportunity. World Economic Forum with SENSEable City Lab, MIT. 3:1 (2014): 24-25. Print and Online.

http://senseable.mit.edu/papers/pdf/2014-UrbanAnthologies_v3.pdf

Ø Greiman, Virginia and Christina Bain. “The Emergence of Cyber Activity as a Gateway to Human Trafficking.” Journal of Information Warfare 12:2 (2013): 41-49. Print and Online. 

https://www.jinfowar.com/the-emergence-of-cyber-activity-as-a-gateway-to-human-trafficking/

Ø Membis, Liane (with Christina Bain, Contributor) et al.  “3 Voices: How to end modern-day slavery.” CNN Freedom Project. CNN. 12 Jul. 2011. Web.

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