Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New legislative strategy is tougher on human trafficking and more supportive of victims

Steven Seidenberg in the ABA Journal reports on a growing body of legislation at the state level that targets modern human slavery, which occurs primarily in the forms of forced labor and forced sex. The U.S. State Department estimates in its Trafficking in Persons Report for 2012 that as many as 27 million women, children and men are enslaved around the world. The State Department and some nongovernmental organizations put the number of human trafficking victims in the United States at some 100,000.


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