WHAT IS HUMAN TRAFFICKING?
While there is some disagreement about exactly what constitutes human trafficking, put simply, the subject is about the;
sale and trade of human beings
Human trafficking can occur across international borders but is the trade of people and does not always involve the movement of a person from one place to another.
It is believed that human trafficking represents an estimated $31 billion annually, is the fastest-growing criminal enterprise globally and will or may have already surpassed trafficking of drugs and arms as the largest criminal enterprise in existence.
Human trafficking is condemned as a violation of human rights by international conventions.
The United Nations Trafficking Protocol or Palermo Protocol, which was entered into force in December 2003 is the first international, legally binding instrument and the only one with an agreed-upon definition. It describes trafficking as:
There are many different types of trafficking globally and locally.