|Albert Einstein once said that the world is too dangerous a place to live in, not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit by and let it (evil) happen.
Human trafficking, termed as modern day slavery, is not new. It has been around for as long as time can tell, it just masquerades itself in different ways, with the traffickers always one step ahead, while society is just catching up. It is a crime that is so intricate, that it will bewilder the most astounding of minds. We seek to unpack these and endeavour to be one step ahead.
There are many organisations worldwide working towards eradicating this plague. One such organisation is the National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL), an organisation of lawyers who defend the cause of human rights. As lawyers, we are the custodians of justice, we make and implement laws, - if not us, who?
We aim to bring awareness and knowledge to end the plight of many helpless people. In doing so NADEL will be hosting a workshop for the legal fraternity. The presentation will include the overview of South Africa’s human trafficking situation, the legislation and legal aspects to human trafficking, the role of medical law and the need for harmonisation of sentencing on convicted child pornographers as well as the not so subtle link to human trafficking.
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC LAWYERS (NADEL), SOUTH AFRICA,
National Executive Committee,