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Monday, May 13, 2013

Dempsey, Hoyle & Bosworth on Sex Trafficking

Michelle Madden Dempsey Carolyn Hoyle and Mary Bosworth (Villanova University School of Law , University of Oxford - Centre for Criminological Research and University of Oxford - Faculty of Law) have posted Defining Sex Trafficking in International and Domestic Law: Mind the Gaps (Emory International Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2012) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This Article undertakes a comparative analysis of the UN definition of trafficking (Art 3, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children) and definitions of trafficking enacted in the domestic law of many state parties to the Protocol. The article identifies significant discrepancies between international and domestic definitions of trafficking and considers possible explanations for the gaps between the international and domestic law definitions.

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