Human Trafficking

  • Human Trafficking for Prostitution Purposes

    Trafficking for prostitution and sexual exploitation is one of the most prevalent forms of human trafficking worldwide. Every year millions of people, especially women and children, are commercially exploited in the sex industry. These people are objectified and literally treated as merchandise. Many are transported from poor and developing countries to more prosperous countries, yet sometimes trafficking occurs within a country's own borders. ​
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  • Slavery and Forced Labor

    Modern-day slavery is distinct from "traditional" slavery, as it is not defined as the buying or ownership of one person by another. Rather, modern slavery is the treatment of people as mere instruments for labor, while controlling their life and liberty.
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  • Trafficking for the Purpose of Organ Removal

    It is important to recognize the distinction between organ trade, and human trafficking for the purpose of removal of organs.  
    The criminal offense prohibiting human trafficking for the purpose of removal of organs appears in article 377a(a)(1) of the Israeli Penal Code. This crime relates to the sale or purchase of a person, or any other transaction relating to a person by others, for the purpose of removing organs or risk thereof. In such cases, the consent of the victim is irrelevant.
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  • Other Forms of Human Trafficking

    Human trafficking is a complex phenomenon and may be manifested in different ways. In recent years, new forms of human trafficking have begun to develop in the world. For this reason, combating human trafficking requires constant attention, careful study, and the addressing of social and legal challenges as they arise.
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