• The Challenge of Child Trafficking. South Africa''s Legal Compliance with its International Obligations in Respect of Child Trafficking

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Baccalaureus Artium with Law Subjects; Baccalaureus Legum; Magister Legum in Child Law at the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa. Currently living in Windhoek, Namibia.)


Trafficking in children, commonly referred to as modern-day slavery, violates the fundamental rights of children, including the right to family- or parental care; he right to be protected from maltreatment, neglect abuse or degradation; and to be protected from exploitative labour practices. Internationally, human trafficking has become the third-largest profit-making criminal enterprise after drugs and weapon trading, generating an estimated seven billion US dollars annually. It is estimated that about 12 300 000 people are trafficked worldwide annually and 1 200 000 of these are children. This book aims to analyse international and national legal measures currently in place to address the issue of child trafficking in South Africa; including the prevention of child trafficking, the protection of child victims of trafficking and the prosecution of traffickers.

MATERIAS: children, Trafficking, international law, abuse, exploitation, Forced Labour, constitution, Sale of Children, United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Child Pornography