Elvira Loibl (E.C.)
Elvira is currently conducting a criminological research on the issue of child trafficking for purposes of intercountry adoption. The main objective of her study is to uncover and explain legal, social and cultural conditions in three significant European receiving countries – namely Germany, Switzerland, and France – that facilitate and encourage the crime of child trafficking within the intercountry adoption system.
The study is a sub-research project of the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE), a research platform of Maastricht University that brings together scholars working in the fields of family life, migration, mobility, citizenship as well as development, and is being supervised by an interdisciplinary panel of promoters, namely by Prof. André Klip (Department of Criminal Law and Criminology), Prof. Lies Wesseling (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) and Dr. Susan Rutten (Department of Private Law).