Over the past decade, the international community and the United States have amplified efforts to combat human trafficking generally and sex trafficking specifically. However, these efforts have not made a significant dent in the volume of sex trafficking, and while the United States has demonstrated a willingness to work with the international community to hamper human trafficking operations, much work still needs to be done. This paper analyzes U.S. anti-trafficking legislation in order to determine the weaknesses in it and its execution. Through considering the global efforts to quell trafficking – with an emphasis on legislation and action taken by the European Union – this paper recommends several additional steps that would benefit the U.S. fight against sex trafficking
About the Author
Timothy Fisher - J.D. candidate, St. John’s University School of Law (2013); B.S. Global Security and Intelligence Studies, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2008). Senior Staff Member, New York International Law Review and St. John’s Journal of International and Comparative Law.