Legal Protection for Child Victims of Human Trafficking

Kayus Kayowuan Lewoleba, Beniharmoni Harefa


Human trafficking criminal act is, until now, a form of human slavery. Human trafficking is one of the worst treatments and a violation of human honor and dignity, and is automatically a violation of human rights. This paper aims at describing factors which cause child trafficking many occurring recently and the efforts to prevent child trafficking. This normative juridical research employs a statute approach and a case approach. The research finds that child victims of trafficking are trafficked for various forms of exploitation from sexual exploitation (organized prostitution), forced labor, slavery and other slavery practices. The efforts to prevent child trafficking are regulated through various laws and regulations, such as Law Number 35 of 2014 concerning the Amendment to Law Number 23 of 2002 concerning Child Protection. The factors to cause child trafficking are lack of awareness, poverty, culture, lack of education and weak law enforcement.


Child Protection; Human Trafficking; Trafficking Victim

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