Saudi Arabia is ruled under a system of Sharia, a body of Islamic law and a legal framework within which the public and some private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a legal system based on Islam. This legal system has attracted strong criticism from human rights groups over criminal law punishments, the societal position of women, and the prevalence of both labor and sex trafficking within the nation. The Saudi government response’s to human trafficking has been historically limited, mainly due to cultural, social, and political obstacles that have fostered an attitude of indifference toward the issue. Many human rights groups criticize the government’s lack of compliance with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. Nonetheless, while...
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