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Human Trafficking: A Crime Against Humanity

  • Fausto Pocar
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Abstract

This chapter addresses human trafficking in light of international criminal law, with a view to considering whether and to what extent it may be characterized, when certain conditions are met, as a crime against humanity. This conclusion may contribute to enhancing international cooperation in this area.

Keywords

Security Council Human Trafficking International Criminal Court International Criminal Rome Statute 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fausto Pocar
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  1. 1.Professor of International LawUniversity of Milan; President of the International Criminal Tribunal or the former YugoslaviaThe HagueThe Netherlands

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