TRAFFIC STOP: HOW THE UNITED STATES CAN IMPROVE ITS EFFORTS TO HALT SEX TRAFFICKING

Written by  Timothy Fisher

Introduction

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

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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.

 

 

 

 

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