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Case of blonde girl beggar strikes nerve in Mexico
Posted on 2 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More

Israeli charged with trafficking African migrants
Posted on 27 Mar 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More

UN: 2.4 million human trafficking victims
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More

Vote for RedLight Children in New York City’s Stay Classy Award: Most Effective Awareness Campaign
Posted on 11 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis International & Foreign Law Staff (

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... Read More

They Can’t Have it Both Ways: Why States Cannot Fight Sex Trafficking While Simultaneously Legalizing Prostitution
Posted on 26 Aug 2014 by Chelsea Swanson

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... Read More

We Still Don't Punish Contractors for Slavery on U.S. Bases
Posted on 13 Dec 2012 by Samir Goswami

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... Read More

LexisNexis-Sponsored REDLIGHT Film Debuts on Showtime
Posted on 16 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis International & Foreign Law Staff (

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... Read More

Analysis: Supreme Court Rejects Alien Tort Claims Premised on Overseas Conduct in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum
Posted on 12 Sep 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

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... Read More

Please Sign the Petition: Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People
Posted on 3 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis International & Foreign Law Staff (

by Dawn Conway, Esq., Senior Vice President, LexisNexis Corporate Responsibility On June 30 2010, the LexisNexis Community listened as Ambassador Mark Lagon discussed Human Trafficking in his webinar "Why Human Trafficking Matters to Rule... Read More

Nigerian Sex Trafficking, Witchcraft, and the Rule of Law
Posted on 27 Nov 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More

LexisNexis Program Spotlights ‘Immense Problem’ Of Human Trafficking
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by Gregg Lawson

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... Read More

Universal Jurisdiction to Prosecute Human Trafficking: Analyzing the Practical Impact of a Jurisdictional Change in Federal Law
Posted on 8 Aug 2011 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff

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... Read More

ABA to Assume Bigger Role in Fight Against Human Trafficking
Posted on 23 Aug 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More

29 Charged with Sex Trafficking Juveniles
Posted on 8 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis International & Foreign Law Staff (

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,... Read More

LexisNexis Promotes Rule of Law at ABA Annual Meeting
Posted on 7 Sep 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More