By Andebo Pax Pascal, JENA
Human beings have always taken advantage of fellow human beings since time immemorial, prominently illustrated by the slave trade. In spite of the formal abolition of the trade, slavery has globally continued in modern times, in both open and subtle ways. This happens amidst commitments made by over 178 member countries of the United Nations through the 2000 Palermo Protocols to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, and against the Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea, and Air. This points to both ignorance and the deliberate little will intended to keep the practice for certain benefits some enjoy.