It is crucial to address and combat human trafficking at the domestic level, because at its core it is amongst the severest violation of fundamental human rights. It restricts its victims from freedom of movement and choice, subjects them to coercive conditions, and opens them up to financial, physical and sexual abuse.
Safa Imran is an undergraduate BA-LLB student at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Her academic interests lie in reflecting upon the role of law in shaping human societies and administering justice to marginalised groups, hence she gravitates towards areas such as constitutional law, public international law and human rights law. Currently, she is the Vice President of the Feminist Society at LUMS, and can be reached on her Twitter and LinkedIn.
International law is best understood as a system of positive law that is embedded within culture. It is not removed from humans or human society nor does it exist in a vacuum separate from the social contexts within which it operates.