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Brazil: Critics slam court's underage sex verdict

BRASILIA Brazil (AP) - Human rights advocates in Brazil have slammed a recent appeals court ruling that found that having sex with a minor does not necessarily constitute statutory rape. The Superior Court of Justice ruled earlier this week that a man accused of having had sex with three 12-year...

Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys Are Human Rights Victims

Without context, the term "dancing boys" might appear to be innocent in nature, such as a reference to a youth dance troupe. Even the Afghani term "bacha bazi," which roughly translates as "boy play," doesn't fully convey the human rights abuses inflicted upon such...

Operation Cross Country Brings Rule of Law to Child Prostitution

Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in conjunction with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), state and local law enforcement, rescued 79 teenage prostitutes and arrested 104 alleged child sex traffickers ("pimps" and "madams"...

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...

Innocent verdicts in Argentine sex slave trial

BUENOS AIRES Argentina (AP) - Judges found all defendants innocent Tuesday in a high-profile case of an Argentine woman who was allegedly kidnapped and forced into prostitution a decade ago. The 13 people on trial in the province of Tucuman had Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers)