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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Boruah on Organ Trafficking

Jayanta Boruah (North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU)) has posted Organ Trafficking as a Criminal Offence in India: An Analysis of the Indian Legal Framework (Indian Legal Solution Journal of Criminal and Constitutional Law 2020) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
Organ trafficking like other human trafficking is a serious offense causing gross human rights violations across the world. In India, also it is alleged to have increased at a large scale, since a majority of the Indian population is still under absolute poverty as well as due to the poor economic growth of the Nation such offenses are expected to have emerged with a serious and highly influential nexus. For dealing with such serious offenses, laws were enacted in India but there appears to be a gap between the objectives aimed by such legal framework and the outcomes achieved through their implementation till now. In this paper, therefore, an attempt has been made to understand the nature of the offense of organ trafficking in India and the laws enacted to deal with such offenses. At last, the paper concludes by highlighting a few of the major defects in the Indian laws relating to organ trafficking along with suggesting amendments to be made in such laws.

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