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Throughout U.S. history, the issue of slavery has troubled the minds and hearts of legal professionals. But in the modern era, there are new tools for lawyers who wish to take up this cause to bring traffickers to justice and assist their victims.
The essence of the crime of human trafficking is very simple: it is about moving someone into—or keeping him or her in—a situation of exploitation from which they cannot escape. While trafficking has been around for a very long time, international and national responses are much more recent.
Sex trafficking is a pervasive problem throughout Iraq. Many factors render women and children vulnerable, but it is the cultural interpretation of honor in Iraqi society that often plays a crucial role in creating or exacerbating susceptibility to sex trafficking, particularly for women and girls.
As sex traffickers seek to benefit from the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics, Brazil and the international community must focus on preventing the increase in sex trafficking that is predicted to accompany these global sporting events.
Corporate attorneys must now pay attention to issues that historically have not been part of their traditional role. This article discusses the emerging role of the private sector in preventing and responding to human trafficking, the evolving legal landscape, and implications of this trend for corporate counsel.
LGBT sex trafficking is commonly overlooked and rarely reported by local and national governments due to the hidden nature of same-sex prostitution and the stigma associated with being LGBT. The legal and public health fields must help lead the way to effect change for LGBT victims.
In 2010 in Ransev v. Cyprus and Russia, the European Court of Human Rights took a major step forward by finding that member European states are equally liable for human trafficking offenses, regardless of whether they are origination states, destination states, or states of transit.
Human trafficking has become a worldwide epidemic. While the fight against sex trafficking must include strong laws, effective prosecution, and comprehensive victim services, any response that fails to reduce demand will prove ineffective.
Because international law does not prohibit states from providing domestic remedies that impose tort liability upon corporations for extraterritorial conduct violating jus cogens norms, the Second Circuit should be reversed.
The Supreme Court has specifically adopted the statutory construction of federal statutes as presumptively against extraterritorial application. The presumption against extraterritorial application is binding and should apply with full force in the absence of a clear and affirmative expression of congressional intent to the contrary.
It is hard for many of us to believe that, in this day and age, human trafficking is such a vast, pervasive problem around the world. I am sure that you will be as inspired by these articles as I am to consider how we can use our skills to help fight this terrible scourge.
On June 14, 2013, a small group of ABA members headed to Capitol Hill to lobby their lawmakers about human rights in a first-ever ABA Human Rights Lobby Day. Organized by the SIL’s International Human Rights Committee (IHRC), our goal was to ask our members of Congress to take some specific actions on human rights.
Welcome to London. I hope you will want to savor just a few of London’s delights and return to enjoy more.