The Position of Saint Kitts and Nevis on Child Trafficking
Human trafficking is one of the most human-rights violating and illicit; yet lucrative business. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), it is a
?largely hidden crime.? Nowadays, the victims of trafficking are mainly children, because contrasted with grown-ups, they are more vulnerable, less expensive to procure, and more averse to request higher wages or better working conditions. These victims treated like slaves, get to be questions of an unlawful and unethical business. As such, they are often being forced into labor and taken advantage of as kid troopers or camel racers. In addition, they …show more content…
As a matter of fact, it was one of the first countries in the region to endorse the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990. Even more, it has also ratified other international conventions including the Palermo Protocol on Trafficking in Persons, Mainly Women and Children, as well as the Abolition of Forced Labor Convention and Worst Forms of Child Labor Convention in 2000. Similarly, Saint Kitts and Nevis has accessioned the Protocol against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air and the Protocol against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Their Parts and Components and Ammunition in 2004, both supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. Subsequently, the country has ratified the ILO Minimum Age Convention in 2005. After all, the federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis has been a member of the UNESCO ever since 1983, which address the rights of …show more content…
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