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Thurgood Marshall Law Review Online

ARTICLE: HUMAN TRAFFICKING: SUPPLY & DEMAND AND CURRENT EFFORTS TO COMBAT IT AT HOME AND ABROAD

Spring, 2016

Thurgood Marshall Law Review Online

41 T. Marshall L. Rev. Online 214

Author

BIANCA DUEÑAS

Excerpt

INTRODUCTION

Human trafficking is a world-wide problem. It is a crime that continuously transcends all boundaries, and crosses international borders. It has no regard for human rights, and preys on anyone it can. Human trafficking can take place as an internal movement of people, meaning within a single nation for their exploitation, or involve an international transport of people. There are many feeder roads leading in to the world of human trafficking: poverty, low education, necessity, ignorance, vulnerability, and the great demand for it pulls on all of them. Human trafficking encompasses the exploitation of people through forced labor or coerced sex.

Deceptions, false promises of job opportunities, fake romance, and kidnapping are just a few of the methods traffickers use to entice their susceptible victim. For victims trafficked across borders, it is often very difficult to obtain help when one does not know the language, nor the area. It is easy for the trafficker to maintain the victim under oppression through intimidation, and many times forced rape. For domestic minors caught in the trap of human trafficking in the United States, the difficulty in giving them aid is that they often fail to recognize that they are victims, and they do not self-identify, making it very hard for law enforcement to reach them.

One road that leads to an existing demand for human trafficking is major sporting events, focusing now specifically on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) World Cup. ...
 
 
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