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Sex Trafficking as a Human Rights Issue

Neha Vaidya

National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

Nidhi Nigam

affiliation not provided to SSRN

May 20, 2010

Multilateral treaties and customary international law condemn slavery. Since its inception, the United Nations has always been committed to the abolition or elimination of slavery.But despite a multitude of U.N. recommendations, decisions, and other pronouncements, slavery is not dead, and the traffic and sale of human beings for sexual exploitation are flourishing.

Trafficking should be dealt with not as an immigration problem requiring exclusionary laws and practices, but as a human rights issue. Conceptual clarity with regard to trafficking is the only way we can prevent the enactment of laws and programmes to prevent trafficking that violate other human rights of women.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 32

Keywords: sexual trafficking, human rights, iccpr, icescr, united nations, feminism, sexual trafficking in India

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Date posted: June 1, 2010 ; Last revised: September 7, 2010

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Vaidya, Neha and Nigam, Nidhi, Sex Trafficking as a Human Rights Issue (May 20, 2010). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1612383 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1612383

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Neha Vaidya (Contact Author)
National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal ( email )
Kerwa Dam Road
Bangalore, 560001, MD Madhya Pradesh 462044
Nidhi Nigam
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