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Human trafficking: the international, Malaysian legal framework and Shariah perspectives

Abddul Hamid, Zuraini and Mokhtar, Khairil Azmin (2013) Human trafficking: the international, Malaysian legal framework and Shariah perspectives. IIUM Law Journal, 21 (2). pp. 287-307. ISSN 0128-2530

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Abstract

Slavery and forced labour have been accepted to be against humanity. These practices are expressly prohibited by the Federal Constitution in Malaysia. Although the prohibition of human trafficking is not expressly mentioned in the Constitution, it could be regarded as one of the most heinous crimes according to the letter, intent and spirit of the constitution. This is related to the fact that human trafficking is much associated with modern day slavery and therefore is against the ideology of the Malaysian nation and acceptable norms of the international community and Islamic law and Shariah values. The paper will explore the available international human rights and the laws governing human trafficking in Malaysia. The research is based on the current situation and cases of human trafficking in Malaysia. By understanding and observing these, it will help to conclude that trafficking has violated human rights and governing laws in Malaysia. The paper also looks at Islamic law perspectives on human trafficking, and to a certain extent, the stand taken by Muslim countries on the issue. The paper is mainly a conceptual and doctrinal discussion combined with critical legal analysis of certain laws in Malaysia. It will also involve some comparative elements with some Muslim countries where necessary.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1650/43749
Uncontrolled Keywords: human trafficking; human rights; international law; Malaysian law; Islamic laws
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Associate Khairil Azmin Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 09:44
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 10:15
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43749

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