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Human Trafficking: A Need for Change in Laws

Author: Arushi Anand, Student, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, Delhi, India

Abstract

The paper talks about the very important contemporary legal issue called human trafficking. At the outset, the concept of human trafficking is discussed. With it, the kinds of human trafficking, and the rights of the victims which are violated are highlighted. It also talks about the fact that the human rights violation that takes place because of widespread human trafficking not only in India but around the world. It then moves on to the international legal aspects and different ILO Conventions, UN Protocols and other international documents and instruments that are available on the matter. It further moves towards Indian context with highlighting at first the provisions of the Constitution of India which deals with human trafficking. Next, it moves on to the Immoral Trafficking Act whereby it also mentions the lacunas that exist in the act in different forms. Later, it talks about provisions of Indian Penal Code while discussing the amendments brought in it and the definition of human trafficking. It also gives a brief overview of different other legislations and enactments at the place for prohibition different forms of human trafficking like Transplantation of Organs Act, Bonded Labour Act, etc. In the end, the paper tries to present an idea about the core issues in human trafficking and further, to enlist certain suggestions and measures required for a stringent action plan in order to put an end to such an illegal practise once and for all. Because a completely new overview and change in the human trafficking laws in India is a must requirement for such an activity to stop at all rates.


Keywords: Human Trafficking, Crime, Suggestions.

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