Human Trafficking And Human Rights

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No one should be abused, exploited neither be denied to the very basic rights. Nelson Mandela once said ‘To deny any person their human rights is to challenge their very humanity and to impose on them a wretched life of hunger and deprivation is to dehumanize them.” (The New York Times June 27, 1990). There are thousands of people being trafficked and smuggled every day at different borders, continent and city. Human trafficking crisis is the exploitation and abuse of human rights that has been going on for ages. Many of the victims not only have been trafficked, but also exploited in horrendous ways. Despite all the attention and coverage given to this issue, the numbers of trafficking victims are not getting any lesser. Human trafficking appears in various forms, for instance forced labour, sex trafficking, debt bondage, domestic servitude, forced child labor and unlawful recruitment. Many are deceived and treated as slaves. Human trafficking however, as refers to United Nations Office of Drug and Crime (UNODC) 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 of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person

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