Trafficking of Women and Children: Article 7 of the Rome Statute

ISBN : 9780199468171

Joshua Nathan Aston
272 Pages
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Oct 2016
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In addition to being one of the fastest growing organized crimes in the world, human trafficking is a ruthless and thriving business. This industry, with billions of dollars in net worth, pushes millions of adults and children into commercial sexual servitude, forced labour, and bonded labour. In this book, Joshua Nathan Aston studies the severity of human trafficking, its transnational networks, and the impact of international criminal and humanitarian laws in dealing with the crime. Analysing global statistics in detail, he provides a perspective on the effectiveness of the UN protocols and examines the role of the International Criminal Court, with a focus on Article 7 of the Rome Statute. Aston proposes various measures for effectively countering human trafficking, with the most significant recommendation of setting up a Convention on Prevention of Crimes against Humanity to combat this form of modern-day slavery.


List of Tables and Figures
Foreword by Talia Fisher
List of Abbreviations
List of Laws, Statutes, Regulations, and Conventions
Introduction: Trafficking and the Rome Statute
1 Trafficking of Women and Children: Basic Concepts
2 The Legal Prohibition
3 Establishing an Effective Legal Response
4 International Institutions vis-a-vis Crimes against Humanity
5 The Feasibility of Prosecution of Crimes against Humanity by the International Criminal Court
6 Enforcement Mechanism of the International Criminal Court
Conclusion and Suggestions
About the Author

About the author: 

Joshua N. Aston teaches Law and is Dean-Students' Welfare at Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.

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