The Slave Trade in Africa as Part of International Crime
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The Slave Trade in Africa as Part of International Crime
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Authors
Nina V. Grishina 
Occupation: Senior Research Fellow, Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Affiliation: Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
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42-46
Abstract

In today’s world, trafficking is defined as a gross violation of fundamental human rights. The universal Declaration of human rights prohibits the use of any form of slave labour. However, today the slave trade is no less common than the arms trade, drug trafficking and other types of shady business. This is due to the limited access of the population, primarily in poor countries, to education, social protection and other resources, low living standards, as well as gender segregation in the labour market. Gender discrimination and poverty are considered by experts to be factors that prevent women from receiving education, adequate employment and confidence and push them into the hands of traffickers. Trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation, both on the African continent and beyond, has become widespread. The intricate cross-border supply chains of «live goods» rely on multiple subcontractors, which prevents law enforcement agencies from monitoring and suppressing criminal activity. Today the slave trade is the third most profitable criminal business in the world, second only to the arms and drugs trade. Combating trafficking is complicated by the inability to collect the most reliable statistics, as non-governmental organizations usually provide them without reference to their sources of awareness. In addition, various forms of illegal migration can be attributed to trafficking, when migrants themselves turn to intermediaries, conductors and sellers of information and enter into a deal with them on their own initiative.

Keywords
Africa, slave trade, crimes, violence, human rights, trafficking, shady business
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19.12.2018
Date of publication
20.12.2018
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