Sex Slavery And Human Trafficking

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Sex Slavery and Human Trafficking in Nigeria Ramapo College of New Jersey Kaitlyn Cestaro Human Trafficking is defined in article 3, paragraph (a) of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring 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 labour or services, slavery or practices similar to slavery, servitude or the removal of organs. There are three constituent elements of the trafficking of persons, The Act (what is done), The Means (how it is done), and The Purpose (Why it is done). Under the element of The Act, falls things such as transport, transfer, harbouring, and recruitment. The Means of how trafficking is done includes threat or use of force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control of the victim. The last element, the purpose includes things such as exploitation, which includes exploiting the prostitution of others, sexual exploitation, forced labour, slavery or

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