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...
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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
Starting October 9th through October 22nd ,
anybody who lives within...
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
(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
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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you are a young woman living in Nigeria. Living in poverty without an education
or vocational skills, your choices are limited.
How will you
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...
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...
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...
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...
by Brittany Prelogar and Laura Ardito
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...
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...
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...
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.
They would not call it slavery...