Combatting Human Trafficking

The 26th ACI World General Assembly in 2016 affirmed the commitment of airports to help combat human trafficking, both through training their own staff in recognizing and dealing with trafficking situations, and by providing information to the public to raise awareness.

The ACI Combatting Human Trafficking course is provided to the global civil aviation community free of charge courtesy of Airports Council International in partnership with Ceventas as part of ACI’s commitment to combatting Human Trafficking.


Welcome to the Combatting Human Trafficking course.

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. It involves the recruitment, transportation, harbouring and/or exercising control, direction or influence over the movements of a person in order to exploit that person.

This course will provide you with an understanding of the key issues and challenges that airports face in relation to human trafficking and explores the knowledge and tools that can be used to raise awareness and combat human trafficking at your airport.

The course explores the role of airports in combatting human trafficking by drawing on the experience of airports that have already taken action and contains materials and advice to assist airports, irrespective of their size or geography, to help play our part in the fight against human trafficking.

We will also recommend a comprehensive approach that involves coordination with airlines and law enforcement agencies such as border-protection and customs agents.

Please note – this course is also available in Spanish.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define human trafficking.
  • Understand the role of airports in combatting human trafficking.
  • Understand the policies which can help combat human trafficking.
  • Recognize the signs of human trafficking.
  • Understand how to train and engage airport staff in combatting human trafficking.
  • Understand how to raise public awareness about the issue.
  • Discuss case studies on how other airports are combatting human trafficking.

Who Should Enrol?

  • All airport personnel including airside, terminal and landside staff.
  • Personnel from all airport stakeholders and service providers that operate at the airport.
  • All airport personnel with supervisory or management responsibilities including airside, terminal and landside staff.
  • All supervisors and managers from airport stakeholders that provide services to airport customers including airlines, ground handlers and concessionaires.

Course Content

The Combatting Human Trafficking course covers the following topics:


This section defines and introduces the concept of human trafficking.

Airport Policy

This section explains airport policies that help to combat human trafficking.

Signs of Human Trafficking

This section provides guidance on how to recognize the signs of human trafficking and describe some basic procedures and protocols for reporting suspected human trafficking situations.

Staff Awareness

This section explains how to promote awareness of human trafficking in airport staff.

Public Awareness

This section explains how to raise public awareness of human trafficking.

Case Studies

This section explores airport case studies and takes a closer look at the strategies they are using to combat human trafficking.


This course includes an integrated online assessment.

Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Duration: 2 Hours
  • Language: English
  • Level: Short Course
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