Child Trafficking: A Crime against Humanity

  • Akshey Kumar
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  • Akshey Kumar

    LLM student at CNLU, Patna, India.

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Human trafficking is the modern-day slave trade, which poses a global threat. Trafficking is increasingly becoming an organized crime. It is rising and spreading across continents and countries of this world. There are various International as well as a national institution who are still trying to combat the trafficking from this autonomous society of the world. The history of India also shows the persisting evil practices of slave and trafficking since time immoral but, notwithstanding this evil practice is still prevalent in our society. Even the Constitution “an organic document” has expressly prohibited the “trafficking” of any nature enshrined under Article 23. There are various other labour and welfare laws which have also prohibited this ongoing evil practices. India ranked 129 out of 189 countries in Human Development Index, 2019. The State as a trustee empowers and guaranteed the fundamental rights to the people of India, for not getting exploited. Nevertheless, trafficking is still causing a menace to the children. Thousands of young adults, Children (irrespective of their gender) are trafficked for commercialization, employment, marriage, etc. This evil practice is even against the law of human rights, and natural rights. Everyone has the right to live their life with liberty, prosperity, and dignity. The author in this paper has restricted himself to child trafficking issues addressing the historical and current status in India. The author has adopted doctrinal, qualitative, and quantitative research, based on precedents, and other various published resources to provide the proper content analysis, and way forward to combat this ongoing evil practices.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 1622 - 1644


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