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Human Trafficking

One of the significant issues confronting the global community in the 21st century is the increasing frequency and spread of human trafficking. The United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs and Crime as part of the UN Convention against Transnational Organized Crime defined human trafficking in the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons. According to Article 3(a) of the protocol, human trafficking is the

recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring 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 a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, ...

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