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Scholarly or Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles you may have missed: JSTOR Digital Library – Human trafficking article; Beyond a Snapshot: Preventing Human Trafficking in the Global Economy

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JSTOR Digital Library – Human trafficking article 

David A. Feingold, Foreign Policy, No. 150 (Sep. – Oct., 2005), pp. 26-30, 32 (5 pages), Published By: Slate Group, LLC

Beyond a Snapshot Preventing Human Trafficking in the Global Economy: JSTOR
Beyond a Snapshot Preventing Human Trafficking in the Global Economy: JSTOR

JOURNAL ARTICLE – Human Trafficking, Judging by news headlines, human trafficking is a recent phenomenon. In fact, the coerced movement of people across borders is as old as the laws of supply and demand. What is new is the volume of the traffic-and the realization that we have done little to stem the tide. We must look beyond our raw emotions if we are ever to stop those who trade in human lives.

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Beyond a Snapshot: Preventing Human Trafficking in the Global Economy

Janie Chuang, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Winter 2006), pp. 137-163 (28 pages), Published By: Indiana University Press

Beyond a Snapshot Preventing Human Trafficking in the Global Economy
Beyond a Snapshot Preventing Human Trafficking in the Global Economy

Beyond a Snapshot: Preventing Human Trafficking in the Global Economy. Abstract Current legal responses to the problem of human trafficking often reflect a deep reluctance to address the socioeconomic root causes of the problem. Because they approach trafficking as an act (or series of acts) of violence, most responses focus predominantly on prosecuting traffickers, and to a lesser extent, protecting trafficked persons. While such approaches might account for the consequences of trafficking, they tend to overlook the broader socioeconomic reality that drives trafficking in human beings. Against this backdrop, this article seeks to reframe trafficking as a migratory response to current globalizing socioeconomic trends. It argues that, to be effective, countertrafficking strategies must target the underlying conditions that impel people to accept dangerous labor migration assignments. The article recommends that existing counter-trafficking strategies be assessed with a view to assessing their potential for long-term effectiveness. It also advocates strategic use of the nondiscrimination principle to promote basic economic, social, and cultural rights, the deprivation of which has sustained the trafficking phenomenon.

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