School of Law

Research Student: Norhisyam Yusof

The Law of Anti-human Trafficking in Malaysia with Reference to the United Kingdom

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The purpose of this research is to analyse the nature of human trafficking in Malaysia and the application of the Three Ps (Prevention, Prosecution and Protection) paradigm that Malaysia adopts to fight and eliminate human trafficking problems. The objectives of this study are basically to study about the strategy, law and enforcement of the anti-human trafficking law in Malaysia. This research is undertaken by way of studying the position in Malaysian and the UK law. This study also examines the position adopted by regional international organisations specifically the ASEAN and the EU in dealing with human trafficking, and analyses the commitment of both Malaysia and the UK within their very own regional set up.

The study adopts qualitative research, doctrinal analysis and comparative legal analysis. Accordingly, this study examines relevant international legal instruments such as the UN Convention against Transnational Organised Crimes 2000 and its supplementary Trafficking Protocol 2000. As the crux of the study involves the anti-trafficking regime in Malaysia, the scrutiny is made on the Malaysia’s Anti-Trafficking in Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 together with the relevant laws applicable towards addressing human trafficking, as well as decided cases. This study also examines the views of the relevant bodies and authorities in Malaysia and the UK. Thus, interviews will be conducted with selected officers and individuals from the relevant parties. At the same time, as the research involves comparative analysis between Malaysia and the UK (England and Wales), it eventually paves the way for the suggestions toward policy transfer/legal transplantation into Malaysia’s setting.

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