LexisNexis Program Spotlights ‘Immense Problem’ Of Human Trafficking

DAYTON, Ohio - It is conservatively estimated that one in every 555 people in the world is a victim of human trafficking, LexisNexis' senior advisor on Corporate Responsibility said June 30 at a webinar for employees at the LexisNexis campus here. Dr. Mark P. Lagon is the former head of the...

LexisNexis-Sponsored REDLIGHT Film Debuts on Showtime

On September 9, 2010, REDLIGHT, the powerful feature documentary by filmmaker and anti-human trafficking activist Guy Jacobson, made its television debut on SHOWTIME. As the result of LexisNexis' support of this project, the company received an Executive Producer credit for the film and was the...

Vote for RedLight Children in New York City’s Stay Classy Award: Most Effective Awareness Campaign

We need your vote to help us win the 2nd Annual Stay Classy Awards' "Most Effective Awareness Campaign" in New York City. The Award will provide us with much needed funds to further our Campaign and its impact. Starting October 9th through October 22nd , anybody who lives within...

29 Charged with Sex Trafficking Juveniles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Local, state and federal law enforcement officers in Nashville, Tenn., Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., on Monday began arresting 29 individuals who were listed in a federal indictment which was unsealed listing various charges, including sex trafficking juveniles and conspiring...

Universal Jurisdiction to Prosecute Human Trafficking: Analyzing the Practical Impact of a Jurisdictional Change in Federal Law

By John Reynolds University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Class of 2011. The author would like to thank his family, friends, and colleagues for their support. This note is dedicated to the victims of human trafficking. Excerpt 34 Hastings Int'l & Comp. L. Rev. 387 I...

Israeli charged with trafficking African migrants

JERUSALEM (AP) - An Israeli man has been charged with participation in a human trafficking ring that captured and tortured African migrants in Egypt's neighboring Sinai desert, according to an indictment released Sunday. The indictment said the accused a Bedouin from Full version (available...

UN: 2.4 million human trafficking victims

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. crime-fighting office said Tuesday that 2.4 million people across the globe are victims of human trafficking at any one time, and 80 percent of them are being exploited as sexual slaves. Yuri Fedotov, the head of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, told a Full version...

ABA to Assume Bigger Role in Fight Against Human Trafficking

Laurel Bellows, American Bar Association (ABA) President-Elect, recently announced an ABA anti-human trafficking initiative . During the next year, ABA efforts will include promotion of uniform state anti-trafficking laws, first responder victim assistance training, anti-trafficking corporate responsibility...

LexisNexis Promotes Rule of Law at ABA Annual Meeting

At the ABA Rule of Law Initiative's luncheon panel at the ABA Annual Meeting, Ian McDougall , Executive Vice President and General Counsel for global legal business of LexisNexis, "stressed the importance of leveraging an organization's core skills in discussing LexisNexis South Africa's...

Case of blonde girl beggar strikes nerve in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) - At a busy intersection, a girl with a high half ponytail looks at you as she begs for coins. There is dirt beneath her fingernails and her pink shirt looks unwashed. The image in the photo could Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)

Nigerian Sex Trafficking, Witchcraft, and the Rule of Law

Imagine you are a young woman living in Nigeria. Living in poverty without an education or vocational skills, your choices are limited. How will you survive? If you're a single mother, a popular option is to work as a prostitute. Don't expect child support from your kid's biological...

We Still Don't Punish Contractors for Slavery on U.S. Bases

By Samir Goswami U.S. military bases overseas rely on contracted migrant labor for things like food services and laundry-a system that has long imperiled the rights of foreign workers serving the very missions that claim to promote freedom. Though President Obama this year pledged to crack down on...

Analysis: Supreme Court Rejects Alien Tort Claims Premised on Overseas Conduct in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

by Brittany Prelogar and Laura Ardito Summary: The Court limited Alien Tort claims for human rights violations on non-U.S. soil. Nigerians alleged Royal Dutch Petroleum and Shell Transport & Trading Company, of Holland and UK respectively, operating a joint-owned Nigerian subsidiary, aided...

They Can’t Have it Both Ways: Why States Cannot Fight Sex Trafficking While Simultaneously Legalizing Prostitution

The following is an excerpt from a law student note by Chelsea Swanson, 2015 J.D. candidate at the University of Georgia. Footnotes have been omitted. A .pdf version of the entire note, including footnotes, can be downloaded from the link below the post. I. Introduction They would not call it slavery...