BLR  Vol.6 No.4 , December 2015
Human Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Transnational Organised Crime
Abstract: The disturbing trend in transnational organized crime, human smuggling and human trafficking to be specific, calls for global cooperation in addressing them. However, it is germane for stakeholders to understand the difference between the two crimes so that one will not be mistaken for the other at the point of detection. This will easily enable governments and law makers evolve effective legislation that will curb the crimes. The paper considered the provisions of international instruments in relation to the distinction between the two terms and concluded that the two terms are indeed different even though some jurists have differing opinions. In view of the distinction that exists, the paper concluded that there is need for municipal legislation to be developed by States accordingly in order to enhance effectiveness in enforcement by relevant agencies.
Cite this paper: Ogboru, T. and Kigbu, S. (2015) Human Smuggling, Human Trafficking, Transnational Organised Crime. Beijing Law Review, 6, 224-231. doi: 10.4236/blr.2015.64022.

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