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Human Trafficking under International and Tanzanian Law
Series: International Criminal Justice Series

March 2021 Author: Nicksoni Filbert Kahimba , Faculty of Law, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany; School of Law, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania



  • Published: March 2021
  • Pages: xvii+518 p.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

This book deals with the problem of human trafficking in Tanzania in the light of international law and considers human trafficking as both a criminal offence in Tanzania and a human rights violation within international law in general.

The book broadens the reader’s understanding of the subject of human trafficking and Tanzania’s legal approach to the issue and allows the reader to grasp Tanzania’s anti-trafficking piecemeal efforts from the 1970s onwards, the reasons that made Tanzania ratify the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and Tanzania’s National Assembly's deliberations regarding the enactment of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2008 and the impact those deliberations have had on the current legal framework of Tanzania.

It provides a firsthand critical analysis of the Tanzania anti-trafficking law, pointing out its strengths, weaknesses and areas for improvement in a comprehensive manner such as has never been attempted before. The book shares many tips and even insights on how to read and apply Tanzania’s 2015 Anti-Trafficking Regulations in relation to the main law harmoniously. It also offers complete instructions for common-law practitioners, court personnel, researchers and other anti-trafficking personnel on how to investigate and prosecute human trafficking, prevent trafficking, both lawfully and from occurring, as well as assist victims of human trafficking and protect their human rights.

Nicksoni Filbert Kahimba is a doctoral researcher in the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in Berlin, Germany. The author also lectures at the School of Law of the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

Specific to this book:

  • Contains the only up-to-date critical analysis of the Tanzanian anti-trafficking law in light of international law.
  • Equips common-law practitioners, court personnel, researchers and other anti-trafficking personnel with basic principles on how to combat human trafficking effectively while also protecting the victims thereof.
  • Simplifies a complicated picture of human trafficking and its myriad aspects in respect to the Tanzanian anti-trafficking legal and institutional framework

This is Volume 27 in the International Criminal Justice Series