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Fundamental Legal Treatment of Trafficking in Women on a Lebanese and International Level

In: Arab Law Quarterly
Author: Jamal Barafi1
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  • 1 Assistant Professor, College of Law, Al-Ain University of Science and Technology, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Abstract

Throughout history, many women have lived in slave-like conditions and have suffered oppression, coercion and disrespect, as well as being deprived of their social, political, and essential natural rights. Therefore, the aim of this research is to focus on the role of international legislation in combating the crime of trafficking in women and in reducing its effects. This article first examines multiple forms of trafficking in women and how this heinous crime is facilitated. Thereafter solutions to the crime of trafficking in women are covered under international law, narrowing its focus to Lebanese legislation and its compatibility with international legislation. Organisations working in this regard in Lebanon are examined, alongside the most important cases of trafficking in women in this country.

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