The Relationship Between Human Rights Violations and Human Trafficking



Julia Muraszkiewicz, LLM
PhD Candidate at the Fundamental Rights and Constitutionalism Research Group at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Human trafficking is lucrative crime, often trans border, affecting every country in the world. In the course of this crime victims are subjected heinous experiences. Consequently the crime has been described as a grave violation of human rights. However, there are those that question the legal nature of trafficking in human beings, and whether it really is a violation of human rights. This article explores the relationship between human trafficking and human rights, and analyses what are the impacts of that relationship on State’s duties to fight the crime.