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Chicago sheriff wins first round in legal fight over Backpage sex ads

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | A Chicago judge last week sided with Sheriff Tom Dart in his fight with the classified website Backpage.com, ruling the outspoken lawman didn’t have to…

Amnesty International’s gift to sex traffickers

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Amnesty International voted Tuesday to recommend a policy calling for the decriminalization of all aspects of adult, consensual sex work, including buying sex…

Amnesty International considers proclaiming prostitution a human right

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | During Amnesty International’s meeting in Dublin this week, the organization will consider approving a resolution to declare the world’s oldest profession…

Senate demands hearing on suspect changes to human trafficking report

By Jae Wasson
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Human Trafficking | Prominent senators questioned the integrity of the annual human-trafficking report, released Monday, and demanded a hearing after Obama administration…

Backpage sues sheriff over lost credit card payments for sex ads

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | The embroiled website Backpage has won a temporary restraining order against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, preventing the anti-sex trafficking crusader from…

Can a 17-year-old girl be a pimp?

Can a 17-year-old girl be a pimp?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Michigan Judge Joyce Draganchuk sentenced Mariah Haughton, 17, to four to 20 years in prison last week after she pleaded guilty to human trafficking and…

Hawaii’s sex trafficking laws debated amid governor’s planned veto

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Hawaii Gov. David Ige plans to veto a bill that would ban sex trafficking in his state. Anti-trafficking advocates claim the bill would have ended Hawaii’s…

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

Credit card companies abandon Backpage.com over sex trafficking complaints

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | American Express, Visa, and MasterCard, will no longer allow their cards be used to purchase adult ads on Backpage.com, a website accused of facilitating sex…

Is the problem of human trafficking exaggerated?

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | In May, U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., described child sex trafficking in the United States as a $9.8 billion business and Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., called…

Human trafficking crisis creates new hurdles for Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Fast track negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an expansive trade agreement that encompasses everything from internet policy to financial…

Sex trafficking and forced marriages flourish under China’s one-child policy

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Thanks to a shortage of women created in part by China’s one-child policy, the country has become a hotbed of human trafficking. Desperate men pay…

Federal judge: Backpage not liable for ads pimping children

By Kiley Crossland
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Human Trafficking | A Massachusetts federal judge has ruled in favor of Backpage.com, a classifieds website accused of hosting ads for pimps who sexually traffic children. The…

 
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