Human trafficking and economic crimes across Nigeria"s international borders

Cover of: Human trafficking and economic crimes across Nigeria

Published by Spectrum Books in Ibadan .

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  • Transnational crime -- Nigeria,
  • Human trafficking -- Nigeria,
  • Smuggling -- Nigeria,
  • Drug traffic -- Nigeria,
  • Money laundering -- Nigeria

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-322) and index.

Book details

Other titlesHuman trafficking & economic crimes across Nigeria"s international borders
Statementedited by B.M. Barkindo, A. Lipede.
ContributionsBarkindo, Bawuro M., Lipede, Abiola A., African Strategic and Peace Research Group--Nigeria.
LC ClassificationsHV6252.5.N6 H86 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 330 p. :
Number of Pages330
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22668098M
ISBN 109780298088
ISBN 109789780298081
LC Control Number2008430388

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agencies like the Nigeria police, customs service, Immigration services, etc, Nigeria borders have been described as porous allowing all sorts of cross border or trans-border criminal activities such as human trafficking, smuggling, drug trafficking, arm robbery, money laundry and illicit arms trafficking resulting to proliferation of SALW.

Abstract. Human trafficking as a form of organized crime threatens state security by compromising states' control over their borders, eroding interdependence sovereignty, raising fears over illegal migration and unauthorized access to territory, and constituting a human rights violation.

The government of Nigeria has obligations under international and regional human rights treaties that it has ratified to combat trafficking in persons and fulfill the rights of women and girls.

InNigeria and the UK signed a bilateral agreement to work together to eliminate human trafficking across their borders. It is instructive that the understanding of the two nations are not.

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Human Trafficking in Nigeria: Causes, Consequences, and the way forward. Summary: From available statistics, an estimatedwomen are brought into the United States of America and Europe yearly for sexual and domestic exploitation and servitude. Of the o African victims of women trafficking, Nigerian women account for 70 percent of those trafficked to Italy alone.

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The relationship between poverty and other socio-economic issues such as crime, corruption, illiteracy and HIV/AIDS are discussed. The government’s efforts at tackling these problems are analyzed, and.

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Human trafficking occurs internally between our provinces, as well as externally across our South African borders. Internally, victims are targeted from economically poorer provinces such as the Eastern Cape, the Northern Cape, and the Free State and brought to cities such as Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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[1] Human smuggling, a related but different crime, generally involves the consent of the person(s) being smuggled. The history of human trafficking, including that of the trafficking of women, cannot be completely divorced from the phenomenon of slavery.

This is because both involve the acquisition and transportation of humans across local, national and international borders for servitude, with or without the consent of the trafficked person(s). Niger is a source, transit, and destination country for children and women subjected to trafficking in persons, specifically forced labor and forced prostitution.

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Porous Borders: Human trafficking in Nigeria is blamed on the problem of limited capacity of customs and immigration agencies to police the country’s borders as well as the lack of a legal frameworks and policies to fight against this crime.

2. Poverty: A major cause of human trafficking in Nigeria is.

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