South Africa's legal complaince with its international obligations in respect of child trafficking
Trafficking in children, commonly referred to as modern-day slavery, violates the fundamental rights of children, including the right to family- or parental care, or to appropriate alternative care when removed form the family environment; the right to be protected from maltreatment, neglect abuse or degradation; and to be protected from exploitative labour practices. The aims of this study are 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. The study will further aim to evaluate future legal measures and policy which relate to child trafficking. Lastly a conclusion will be reached on the question whether South Africa is in compliance with its international and constitutional obligations with regard to child trafficking.
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