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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...

Redlight Children Named One of the Top 5 Finalists for 2nd Annual Classy Awards

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...

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...

Mexican Workers Claim Forced Labor In Federal Lawsuit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (AP) A group of Mexican guest workers is accusing a former employer in a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court of engaging in human trafficking and forced labor. The suit filed in Nashville claims managers with Vanderbilt Landscaping, LLC, subjected foreigners working under the nation's...

Bender’s Immigration Bulletin – April 1, 2011

IMMIGRATION NEWS Humanitarian Relief Efforts: Japanese Nationals On March 17, 2011, USCIS issued a press release reminding Japanese nationals affected by the disastrous event of March 2011 of immigration benefits available upon request. Temporary relief measures include: • The grant...

Agency Sues California Contractor, Farms In Thai Workers Case

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A federal agency has sued a California-based labor contractor and farms in Washington and Hawaii alleging discrimination against more than 200 Thai workers in what was called its largest human trafficking case in agriculture. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed lawsuits...

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...

Nomi Network Brings Fashion to Bear on Human Trafficking

Dawn Conway of LexisNexis to Be Honored by Nomi Network Fashion isn't always about looking good. Sometimes, it's about doing good, as demonstrated by Nomi Network , a non-profit organization working to eradicate sexual slavery and the trafficking of women. Nomi is the creator of Buy...

mtvU, LexisNexis Team Up To Fight Human Trafficking In Against Our Will Campaign

Right now, there are millions of sex and labor slaves worldwide - and many of them are right here in America. But you have the power to make a difference and help stop this horrific human rights atrocity. mtvU and LexisNexis are calling on you to submit your most creative ideas for a chance to win $10...

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...

$3.3 Million Judgment Entered Against Couple Accused Of Enslaving, Raping Housekeeper

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - (Mealey's) A U.S. Department of State information technology manager and her husband tricked an Ethiopian woman into accompanying them as their domestic servant to Japan, where they held her virtually as a prisoner in their home and forced her to work for them for less than $1 per...

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...

Oh Thank Heaven – The Saga of 7-Eleven and Franchising Under the FCPA

Earlier this week, Jim McGrath, writing in his Internal Investigations Blog , posted a blog entitled " Human Trafficking Concerns for 7-Eleven in Wake of Payroll Scam ". In this post McGrath reviewed the seizure of "fourteen 7-Eleven stores on Long Island and in Virginia while arresting...

Excerpts From The Aug. 15, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

Washington Supreme Court Bars Certain Uses of Immigration Status On July 10, 2013, the Washington Supreme Court updated its legal ethics rules to prohibit attorneys from referring to an individual’s immigration status to intimidate, coerce, or prevent him or her from participating in a civil...

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...

Several State Legislatures Introduce Human Trafficking Bills in 2013

Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world, according to the Polaris Project . In 2013, 170 human trafficking bills were introduced by state legislatures. Of those, 53 were enacted, while 70 are still pending. State Net has prepared a summary of 2013 human trafficking...

State Net Capitol Journal: More States Looking to Offer ‘Safe Harbor’ to Underage Trafficking Victims

By Rich Ehisen Dealing with human trafficking has always been tricky business for lawmakers. States have in recent years been bringing down a variety of hammers, most aimed at the traffickers or the johns who solicit their often-underage victims. But how to best deal with the young girls and boys...

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...