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Title:The legal protection of children against trafficking in East Africa: a comparative human rights analysis between Tanzania and Kenya
Author:Lukelelwa, ElizabethISNI
Periodical:Journal of African and international law (ISSN 1821-620X)
Geographic terms:Kenya
Subjects:human trafficking
international agreements
offences against human rights
Abstract:Any person who transfers a child from one place to another with the intention of exploiting him or her commits the crime of child trafficking. It has been common practice worldwide. Trafficking in East Africa occurs on two levels: internal and international. Despite the fact that the laws of both Tanzania and Kenya have addressed the offence of child trafficking and impose punishment against perpetrators, there are still some weaknesses within the laws of Tanzania, Kenya and the legal system as a whole which make efforts to fight child trafficking unsuccessful. The level of the problem is huge and it is growing. Child trafficking is a severe violation of children's rights and this article examines the comprehensive law or provisions of law which focus specifically on child trafficking in Tanzania and Kenya and assesses whether they are fit for purpose. The second part discusses the legal framework which governs child trafficking internationally, as well as in Africa, and more specifically, Kenya and Tanzania. A comparative study of the laws of Tanzania and Kenya is the basis of the third part. An evaluation of the whole situation is the focus of the fourth part, followed by the conclusion. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]