Human trafficking is one crime that has defied age and borders and has unfortunately continued to thrive around the globe. Many questions come to mind as to why this crime continues to thrive. Could it be as a result of inadequate laws, lack of commitment from national governments or a lack of collaboration amongst key international players, regional governments and the State governments? This study therefore aims to appraise the legislations that exist on human trafficking and the protection of migrants from human trafficking. This paper finds that Nigerian anti-trafficking laws are inadequate with regards to handling the scourge of human trafficking and that the same conclusion can be drawn from the South African laws. The study advocates for a stronger centre and a thicker collaboration between countries and the international community to bring to its infinitesimal or, if possible, end the spate of human trafficking in the wider world.
Keywords: Human Trafficking, Nigeria, South Africa, International Law.
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UNILAG Law Review, (2022) Volume 5 Edition 2
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Lecturer, School of Law and Security, Babcock University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org