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THE SCOPE OF IMPLEMENTING MARITIME LAWS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING BY SEA IN BANGLADESH

By Md Mohshin Raja

Human trafficking by organized traffickers is an age-old crime. Beside the traditional land routes, using sea routes for human trafficking has become a recent phenomenon. Several international and regional instruments are existing to combat the human trafficking worldwide, even though maritime instruments are adopted to carb down the human trafficking by sea routes. There are several laws in Bangladesh also for preventing human trafficking which are otherwise effective, but not adequate to prevent human trafficking by sea. Bangladesh is vulnerable to women and child trafficking, which need to be prevented effectively. Maritime laws of Bangladesh consist many relevant provisions which seems to be implementable in preventing the human trafficking by sea. Thus, the objective of this article is to find out how the maritime laws may be implemented in preventing human trafficking by sea. The study aims to discuss human trafficking in global perspective, regional level and in Bangladesh scenario. It concludes with finding out the scope of implementation of maritime laws in preventing the human trafficking by sea and the specific recommendation in the field.
Key words: Maritime Laws, Sea, Human Trafficking, Implementation.

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