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This introductory chapter provides a brief overview of the book Trafficking of Human Beings from a Human Rights Perspective: Towards a Holistic Approach and shows how other chapters of the book are organized. The book attempts to establish a human rights framework to analyse and address the act by identifying applicable human rights norms and principles from the beginning to the end of the trafficking process, such as the rights to life, work, health, as well as freedom from torture and slavery. It then articulates key obligations under international human rights law, including the obligations to prohibit trafficking, punish traffickers, protect victims, and to address the causes and the consequences of the practice.

Keywords: human rights; slavery; trafficking process



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