Title Combating Trafficking in Persons in Accordance with the Principles of Islamic Law
Publisher UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
Publication Date June 2009
Topics Sharia law | Trafficking in persons
Cite as UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Combating Trafficking in Persons in Accordance with the Principles of Islamic Law, June 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4a69b6ba2.html [accessed 17 September 2014]
Comments This paper, a UNODC initiative, was drafted by Professor Mohamed Y. Mattar, Research Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Protection Project at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) under the guidance of UNODC's Anti-Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Unit (AHTMSU). The publication and translation of the paper into Arabic was made possible through cooperation with Naif Arab University for Security Sciences. This paper addresses principles on the prohibition of exploitation and slavery in both International and Islamic law, as well as principles providing protection for its victims. It is targeted both at Islamic practitioners who want to learn more about combating human trafficking and also at anti-trafficking practitioners wanting to learn more about Islamic law.