Children and Modern Day Slavery

  • B. Nkechi Okpalaobi


This paper examines the concept of slavery in these modern times, as it relates to and affects Children, highlighting the very many shades of the debasing scourge. It starts off by tracing its early manifestations from the time of yore, chronicling its evolution and persistence to this day. It decries the varied proliferation of Child Slavery to this modern day, juxtaposing international posture and reaction with action in relation to the anathema. It then investigates the status quo here in Nigeria, highlighting its legal perspectives, implications as well as the state of legislative cum judicial action in relation thereto, proffering lines of action for government and key policy-making institutions with a view to effectively arresting the scourge and putting it under firm check.

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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057