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About Benjamin Harkins

Benjamin Harkins is a migration and human rights specialist who has spent nearly a decade in Southeast Asia working on labour migration, human trafficking and refugee issues. He is currently a Technical Officer with the International Labour Organization’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Articles by Benjamin Harkins

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

¿Por qué no sabemos si funcionan las iniciativas contra la trata?

La evaluación rigurosa en raras ocasiones beneficia a la industria contra la trata de personas y por eso es tan escasa. English

Changing the conversation on labour migration in Southeast Asia

A regional study interrogates some of the commonly held assumptions about which factors lead to better outcomes for migrant workers.

Why don’t we know if anti-trafficking initiatives work?

Rigorous evaluation is rarely good for the anti-trafficking industry. That's why so little of it exists. Español

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