M.A thesis at the university of Baghdad compares between international and Iraqi law on trade in human beings

M.A thesis at the university of Baghdad compares between international and Iraqi law on trade in human beings


At the department of international law, university of Baghdad, a public discussion of a master thesis submitted by the researcher Majid Hawi Alwan, was carried on entitled “prohibition of trade in human beings in international law: a comparative study with national legislations”. The study included defining the protocol of trade in human beings and the U.N protocol for combating it. The researcher stated that this is one of Palermo’ protocols for combating smuggling of immigrants by land, sea and air that the U.N has adopted in Palermo, Italy in 2000, but entered into force in 2003 and the united nations is the body responsible for implementing it where it for it launched a compaign for combating this trade in 2009 to raise awareness, binding the countries that have agreed on this protocol to apply it and to help and protect the victims, enhancing cooperation of the countries concerned to achieve these goals. In his study, the researcher compared between the international and national legislations that the Iraqi constitution has guaranteed to reduce this crime, such as economic exploitation of children, taking actions to protect then and outlaw of forced labor (slavery), as well as the projects that are set up by the state council and the related authorities to impose penalties on those who commit such trade. The discussion committee consisted of prof. Dr. Jamal Ibrahim al-Haidri, specialized in criminal law from the university of Baghdad as chairman, assistant professor Dr. Karim Mizel al-Saadi, the administrative agent of the minister of communications specialized in public international law as member, assistant professor Dr. Hadi Naim Al-Maliki specialized in public international law from the university of Baghdad as member and assistant professor Dr. Adnan Abbas al-Naqib specialized in public international law as a supervisor.