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Trafficking Children in South Africa and Across its borders.: A Question of Human Rights.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law. Uppsala Universitet.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

South Africa´s new legislation regarding human trafficking is said to be the most extensive and encompassing in the whole of the African Union (AU), this is also the reason why I have chosen South Africa as the country for my study. 

I will investigate the issues of child trafficking within South Africa and across its borders, as children are the most vulnerable group in society. I will also be concentrating my study on trafficking for labour exploitation, specifically forced labour, as this is an immense problem in South Africa and often set aside when it comes to human trafficking issues.

In investigating if the TIP Act fulfills its international obligations, I will focus on two of the main obligations stemming from the Palermo Protocol; the Definition of human trafficking and its Preventative measures. I have chosen this approach as it is crucial to have a satisfactory definition of human trafficking in order to understand human trafficking crimes. Further, prevention is one of the key components in combating human trafficking and has in recent years gained international recognition as being an exceedingly important tool in the fight against human trafficking. 

My focus in this Minor Field Study will lie on the judicial aspects. With that said, a broader view of the problem and its root causes is essential in understanding the complexity of child trafficking for forced labour. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 55 p.
Keyword [en]
Human Trafficking, Forced Labour, Child Labour, South Africa, Human Rights.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-221376OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-221376DiVA: diva2:708796
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Law Programme
Available from: 2014-06-26 Created: 2014-03-29 Last updated: 2014-06-26Bibliographically approved

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