‘Child rights activists must for inquiry’

  • children trafficking
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 31, 2016- A provision in the Human Trafficking and Control Act to include children’s rights defenders while interrogating child trafficking survivors has become necessary, children’s rights activists say. 

According to  Professor Milan Dharel, there should be the presence of children’s rights worker during interrogation process to help police facilitate the interrogation process with their knowledge of child psychology.
The number of children trafficking has gone up after last year’s earthquake. 
According to Indian media, 160 Nepali children had been trafficked across the border since February this year.
A large number of children from the quake-affected districts were reportedly trafficked for cheap labour and commercial sex trade, both inside and outside the 
country. 
Fourteen months ago, the government had amended some of the clauses of the Human Trafficking and Control Act to increase the victims’ access to justice. 
The government is once again in the process of revising the Act. This time, children’s rights advocates have called on the government and lawmakers to ensure a clause that will help trafficking victims to share their stories more openly.
Sunita Nepal, of Human Trafficking and Transport Department, feels the same way. 
There is a need of children’s rights activists who understand child psychology to make the interrogation process more effective, she said. 

Published: 31-10-2016 07:34

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