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Human trafficking by the organized traffickers is an age old crime. Beside the traditional land routes, using sea routes for human trafficking has been increased in recent years. There are several laws in Bangladesh for preventing human trafficking which are otherwise effective, but not adequate to prevent human trafficking, specially by sea. Maritime laws of Bangladesh consist many relevant provisions which seems to be appropriate for implementing in preventing the human trafficking by sea. Thus, the objective of this article is to analyse the implementation of the maritime laws of Bangladesh in preventing human trafficking by sea. The study starts with an appraisal on human trafficking and the legal framework in global, regional and national perspective. The study analyses of existing laws against human trafficking in Bangladesh scenario. It concludes with finding out the scope of implementation of maritime laws of Bangladesh in preventing the human trafficking by sea along with specific recommendations in the field.
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