Human Rights Approach To Human Trafficking

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Human Rights Approach to Transnational Human Trafficking
1. Introduction Human trafficking is a complex issue that affects nearly every part of the world, with human trafficking organizations particularly prominent in Asia, former Soviet countries, Mexico, Balkans and Nigeria. A recent CNN report about the sale of African migrants as slaves in Libya has thrust human trafficking back into the limelight of public discourse, inciting outrage, protests and international condemnation.
Article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons defines Trafficking in Persons as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms
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In 2012, President Obama described human trafficking as ‘modern slavery’. According to Dr. Bales, there are more slaves now[2012] than at any other time in history . Contrary to popular opinion, the number of slaves in the world is not decreasing, but…show more content…
According to former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, “Slavery was, in a very real sense, the first international human rights issue to come to the fore. ” The 1926 Convention to Suppress the Slave Trade and Slavery is one of the earliest human rights conventions. The state obligation to eliminate slavery is one of only two human rights that have been classified by the International Court of Justice as an erga omnes norm; that is, a responsibility that states owe to the international community as a whole. Human rights law, from near-conception, has rejected practices that constitute human trafficking and condemns it as a serious human rights violation that undermines a multitude of human rights such as the right to freedom of movement, the right not to be submitted to slavery, servitude, forced labor or bonded labor, the right to liberty and security, the right to just and favorable conditions of work, the right to an adequate standard of living, to name a few.

This makes widespread human trafficking issue, as well as the lack of progress to curb it very disheartening, especially for human rights activists. the International Labor Organization, there are still more than 20 million slaves around the world today—about double the number of people in bondage during the transatlantic slave trade.
2. Reason for existing human
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