International Journal of Law


International Journal of Law
International Journal of Law
Vol. 2, Issue 1 (2016)

Child Trafficking in India


Dr. Arvind P. Bhanu, Rajni Kant Mishra

Trafficking is defined as a trade in something that should not be traded for various social, economic or political reasons and Human Trafficking is a commercial trade of human beings, who are subjected to involuntary acts such as begging, prostitution or forced labor.rnChild trafficking is generally defined as the process of recruitment, transport, transfer, harbor or receipt of a person under the age of 18 for the purpose of exploitation. It is a problem that affects all nations due to porous borders and weak domestic laws. rnArticle 3 of the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children, supplementing the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime, 2000, states: “Trafficking in Persons’ shall mean the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a minimum, the exploitation of the prostitution of others or other forms of sexual exploitation, forced labor or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs”.rnIndia has also signed this UN convention. rnIt is estimated that some 1.2 million children are trafficked each year worldwide.
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