• A LEGAL RESPONSE TO CHILD TRAFFICKING IN AFRICA. A CASE STUDY OF SOUTH AFRICA AND BENIN

Publisher:
Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication date:
2010-08-05
Authors:

(is a Congolese (DRC) jurist and researcher who has recently worked as Assistant to the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. He holds a LLB in Public International Law and a LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa, with a particular interest in women and children rights.)
ISBN:
9783838385204

Description:

Human trafficking and particularly child trafficking is a issue of considerable concern all over the world. As a modern-day slavery, fighting this practice has brought together governements, civil society organisations, researchers, etc to address the problem and find proper solutions. A number of international and regional conventions have been adopted; numerous pieces of legislation has also tried to tackle the plague at the national level. Yet, the phenomenon is continuing at dangerous proportions. Are the legal texts adequate or is it simply the lack of implementation or co-ordination measures on the ground? The assessment of the situation on the ground in South Africa and Benin will suggest new ways to counter child trafficking on the ground.

MATERIAS: human/ child trafficking, Palermo Protocol, Human rights, smuggling of migrants, convention on the rights of the child, african charter on the rights, the welfare of the child