TITLE

PROSTITUTION: A PROFITABLE FORM OF TRAFFICKING AND THE MECHANISMS TO COUNTER IT

AUTHOR(S)
Huda, Sigma
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Pakistan Journal of Women's Studies;2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1/2, p235
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper/presentation focuses in particular on the UNSRT's recent "Demand Report" with a specific reference to the issue of sex trafficking in prostitution. A key strategy adopted in this direction is to highlight the experience and opinions of the UNSRT during the last two years of her mandate in addressing the 'demand' side of human trafficking as reflected in her recent report to the UN Human Rights Council. The paper thus also purports to focus on two major aspects of trafficking in person: first, the definition of trafficking adopted by the UN Protocol (2000) together with a legal interpretation of the key features of the definition; and second, the often neglected, or under-emphasised, demand side of trafficking in person, especially women and children. The paper specifically highlights various factors that are relevant to a proper understanding of these demand factors, as well as the roles and responsibilities of States in addressing them, all these issues being particularly viewed in the given contexts of women's human rights.
ACCESSION #
45411025

 

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