Women and Children Trafficking in Bangladesh: Towards a Victim Oriented Policy

Mr A. B. M. Najmus Sakib1

1University Of Dhaka, Dhaka , Bangladesh

Bangladesh is failing to control trafficking in persons, especially women

and children trafficking are recklessly increasing. The advancement in communication makes the

process more convenient than it was before. Again, previous literatures claimed the highest percentages of perpetrators are acquaintance of the victims. Primarily, the existing laws of Bangladesh concentrate on prevention of trafficking through enhance punishment for the offenders. Unfortunately, the supports and services for the rescued victims are limited. This paper evaluates these impotence of local laws in contrast with two regional legal instruments of Europe; more specifically the ‘Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings’ and ‘Directive 2011/36/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 April 2011 on preventing and combating trafficking in human beings and protecting its victims, and replacing council framework decision 2002/629/JHA’. It advocates for incorporating compensative approaches for victims suggested in these instruments in the policy of Bangladesh. Besides, this research will argue for effective implementation of the South Asian regional based cooperation and trafficking awareness programs.


Biography:

A. B. M. Najmus Sakib currently works as a Lecturer in the Department of Criminology, University of Dhaka. He is a NFP scholar and received his Masters in Victimology and Criminal Justice from Tilburg University, Netherlands. Besides, he completed his graduation and post-graduation in Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice respectively from University of Dhaka. He has a particular interest in analyzing atrocities occurred in the last century and attended Post-Graduate Diploma in Genocide Studies. His research interests comprise both in academic research and practical issues in Youth Crime, Crime Prevention, Organized Crime, Victimology and Victim services, Policing and correction.

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