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This Research Brief analyses possible scenarios of how smuggling of migrants and cross-border trafficking in persons are likely to be affected by the COVID-19 crisis along mixed migration routes to two important destination regions: North America and Europe. Many factors shape the dynamics of these two criminal phenomena, from the international political and security landscape to macro socio-economic dynamics and national law enforcement capacity - all of which have been affected by the global pandemic.

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The unprecedented measures adopted to flatten the infection curve include enforced quarantine, curfews and lockdowns, travel restrictions, and limitations on economic activities and public life. While at first sight, these enforcement measures and increased police presence at the borders and on the streets seem to dissuade crime, they may also drive it further underground.

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The main objective of this two-day technical-level meeting is to discuss and recommend for adoption various documents with a view to formalizing the structure and objectives of the CMC, taking into consideration the outcomes and priorities of the various meetings, workshops, and consultations that have taken place to date. It is envisioned that the documents will be endorsed at a technical-level during the present meeting, to be recommended for formal adoption through a high-level mechanism for policy endorsement to take place in 2020.

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