2021, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Protections for the victims of trafficking in person under Malaysian anti-trafficking in person act, 2007: experience sharing in the contxt of BangladeshAuthor(s):
Mohammad Shahadat Hossain and Dr. Mohammad Hassan Bin AhmadAbstract:
Trafficking in person is a dilemma common to almost all countries in the world. East and south Asian countries are mostly encountering the offenses relating to human trafficking. This paper mainly investigates the protections for the victims of trafficking in person under the Anti-Trafficking in Person and Anti-Smuggling of Migration Act, 2007 of Malaysia. Malaysia expands its preventive and prosecuting measures to combat trafficking in person as well as provides several protections for the victims of these crimes similar to other countries. The study further explores the situation of trafficking in person in Malaysia along with the situation of Asian regions. Furthermore, the researchers critically analyses the protection mechanism provided by the above Act and finds out several legal gap to be reconsidered for boosting up the law for effective prevention of the crime. In addition, the research comes up with few suggestions for further improvement of the Act. The aim of this study is to examine the weaknesses in the protections provided by the existing Act and address the researchers and policy makers of Bangladesh to pay adequate attention to this. It further aims to provide a number of protections to the learners, human rights activists, victims support centers for better understanding of the protective measures in Malaysia which may pave the way to compare with respective countries’ “protection” procedures, especially in Bangladesh. The possible outcome of this paper is that the Act prescribes several protections for the victims that may be considered in the context of Bangladesh. This is a doctrinal research and follows qualitative method of research. Hence, researcher consults with the specific law mentioned above along with relevant international laws on human trafficking and their protections. In addition, researchers examine the scholarly works, articles, and reports on human trafficking in Malaysia and take statistical data and analyze to achieve the objectives of this paper.Pages: 07-16 | Views: 963 | Downloads: 640Download Full Article: Click Here
How to cite this article:
Mohammad Shahadat Hossain, Dr. Mohammad Hassan Bin Ahmad. Protections for the victims of trafficking in person under Malaysian anti-trafficking in person act, 2007: experience sharing in the contxt of Bangladesh. Int J Criminal Common Statutory Law 2021;1(1):07-16.