There is a special kind of human trafficking in the context of prostitution which is regarded human trafficking mainly by the laws that attempt to regulate prostitution, but in fact it cannot be called human trafficking. Prostitutes escorts and all sexworkers are basically not victims as they are not deprived of their liberty, neither are they exploited. A well-functioning industry (prostitution) employs them and they are not the victim of the system but the beneficiaries.
Here we cannot talk about victims, because sexworkers, who will come from one country to another to work as a prostitute or an escort through “human trafficking”, will do it of their own free will. But then what makes this human trafficking? The answer is the second or a third party who help prostitutes, escorts and thus prostitution operate.
human trafficking has been misinterpreted a little; the term itself
has been expanded, as the modern-day prostitution has changed a lot
in recent decades. I think everybody who is familiar with human
trafficking and prostitution can be curious of what common people’s
opinion about the issue, who sees prostitution through the lenses of
the mass media, and this is how they can interpret this phenomenon
and prostitution. Surely they will approach the issue with negative
attitudes that prevent them from understanding how these processes
work, because it is still a taboo, shameful thing in their eyes. It's
hard to imagine for them that a woman willingly undertakes escort
work (if s/he knows what it means) or a prostitute goes to bed with
8-10 men a day in a brothel without being forced to do so.
This is just one reason why modern human trafficking is misinterpreted in Europe. Another reason to look for is in legislation where the person promoting or facilitating prostitution is the human trafficker, while prostitutes and escorts are the victim. But this will be discussed in more details later.
To sum up, it is important to note that today's human trafficking in Europe, particularly in wealthier countries, is none other than the trafficker’s (pimp, procurator etc.) and the prostitute’s work relation, in which both parties obtain profit. It is a joint business, and therefore we cannot speak of victims and criminals, and thus the word itself, which may be a judicial accusation, is not equivalent with what it covers and with the common belief.