Trans-Saharan Human Trafficking as a Crime Against Humanity

Patterns, evolution, and implications for people-centered development in Africa

Authored by: James Okolie-Osemene

The Routledge Handbook on Africana Criminologies

Print publication date:  December  2020
Online publication date:  December  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367435721
eBook ISBN: 9781003004424
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Slavery has remained an indispensable aspect of human existence with nostalgic implications for vulnerable groups whose ancestors suffered different forms of enslavement. Trans-Saharan human trafficking manifested in the form of slave trade across the Sahara and beyond, exposing the victims to labor and sexual exploitation. The fact that Trans-Saharan trafficking in persons was a crime against Africans cannot be downplayed, considering how such an act dehumanized the people, exposing them to mockery, slavery, and abuses.

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