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Copyright (c) 2014 The American Society of International Law
American Journal of International Law

ARTICLE: EXPLOITATION CREEP AND THE UNMAKING OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING LAW

October, 2014

American Journal of International Law

108 A.J.I.L. 609

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By Janie A. Chuang *

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Over the last fifteen years, the problem of human trafficking has become a focus of government and advocacy agendas worldwide. Increasingly referred to as "modern-day slavery," the phenomenon has prompted rapid proliferation of international, regional, and national anti-trafficking laws, and inspired states to devote enormous financial and bureaucratic resources to its eradication. It has also spawned an industry of nonprofits that have elevated the "abolition" of trafficking into a pressing moral campaign, which anyone can join with the click of a mouse. 1 Scholars have also jumped into the fray, calling on states to marshal human rights law, 2 tax law, 3 trade law, 4 tort law, 5 public health law, 6 labor law, 7 and even military might 8 to combat this apparently growing international crime and human rights violation.

But what exactly is everyone trying to fight? Notwithstanding the global consensus that trafficking is something to be rid of, the anti-trafficking field is a strikingly "rigor-free zone" when it comes to defining the concept's legal parameters. 9 The first modern anti-trafficking treaty, the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Trafficking Protocol) was adopted in 2000 to update earlier anti-trafficking laws--which had focused only on women and girls trafficked into the sex sector--to encompass men, women, and children trafficked into any sector of the economy. The protocol offers a definition of trafficking that, reduced to its core elements, entails: (1) an act of recruitment, movement, ...
 
 
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