By Prateeksha Shrivastava, Faculty of Law, Lucknow University, Uttar Pradesh.
Human trafficking is the trade of humans. Trade of humans is done to serve various purposes like forced labour, sexual slavery or for commercial social exploitation. Human trafficking is also done for forced labour, slavery, extraction of organs or even for forced marriages. It can be done within a country or trans-nationally. Human trafficking is a crime. It violates human rights. It violates the victim’s right of movement. Human trafficking is a trade in person, especially of women and children. Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises as it holds a relatively low risk with high profit potential. Continue reading