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Diplomatic Impunity: Trafficking Women to the United States in the Shadow of the White House

"Human trafficking by diplomats poses little risk of prosecution. Or as the founder of the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center, Martina Vandenberg, puts it, “Diplomatic immunity is not a license to traffic, but it’s pretty close.” Diplomatic immunity shields certain classes...

Khobragade Skates Through Narrow Window of Diplomatic Immunity

"U.S. District Judge Shira A. Scheindlin of the Southern District of New York dismissed charges Wednesday against Devyani Khobragade, the deputy consul general arrested in December and charged with lying to investigators on the visa application for her domestic employee. The judge ruled that Khobragade...