The number of piracy attacks has certainly declined. But the risk of being attacked at sea remains.
Slavery is a local issue – and stopping it requires a local approach.
The Crossing tells the story of a girl who had been trafficked using the 'lover boy' technique.
The way we talk about this problem is working against us.
Tens of thousands of North Koreans live in China. Their lives are often no better than they were at home.
Lucrative cannabis plantations have been a magnet for illegal migrants.
July 30 marks the United Nations’ World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. How can computer scientists help combat this problem?
From Syria's civil war to women being traded as slaves on WhatsApp, this Global series brings together the past year's most-read conflict reporting, written by the world's top experts.
New research offers a picture of what it's like to work in Australia illegally. Many workers are exploited, some come knowing they have no work rights, others may be unaware they're working illegally.
Migrants crossing Libya to reach Europe increasingly face violence and human traffickers.
Any proposed solution to the problem of modern slavery must engage with the business community and government policies on migration and migrant labour.
While the UK argues over 'hard' or 'soft' Brexit, thousands of trafficked people continue to live in slavery.
Nigerian women migrating to Europe are increasingly aware that work hidden in the form of menial jobs is actually sex work, even though they cannot imagine the brutality that comes with it.
The deep and dark web can be a scary place, but modern open-source technologies funded by the Defense Department can help explore it.
Human trafficking is a growing problem in Indonesia and, despite support from regional neighbours, the country isn't making much progress.
Slavery, indenture and industrialisation have all contributed to Mauritius' multiculturalism - and to its deep social tensions.
Ten years ago as a BBC special correspondent Kurt Barling broke the story of a teenager who had been abused as a domestic servant. Now he reports on what happened next.
Slavery is making a comeback, thanks to Islamic State and Boko Haram. But the UN can help.
The primary focus in tackling temporary migrant labour exploitation is workplace breaches. But should it be?
Crime on the ocean is not only about illegal fishing – it ranges from drug smuggling to human trafficking and modern-day slavery as well.