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Innocent verdicts in Argentine sex slave trial
Posted on 15 Dec 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More

Half the Sky Documentary Premiers October 1 - 2 on PBS
Posted on 1 Oct 2012 by International & Foreign Law Community Staff (SoEA)

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a four-hour PBS primetime documentary film and national broadcast event inspired by the widely acclaimed book of the same name by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Girl at... Read More

Brazil: Critics slam court's underage sex verdict
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More

Operation Cross Country Brings Rule of Law to Child Prostitution
Posted on 28 Jun 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... Read More

Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys Are Human Rights Victims
Posted on 9 Apr 2012 by I&FL Community Staff (Rule of Law & Human

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... 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

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