Human Trafficking

 
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Human trafficking victims call national hotline in record numbers

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Human trafficking victims are reaching out for help in record numbers, according to an advocacy group that operates a national 911 text and phone call center.

HHS cannot account for thousands of migrant children

By Evan Wilt
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Immigration | Overwhelmed feds stopped screening sponsor homes and sent some children to abusers and traffickers

Child slaves can sue Nestlé for cocoa plantation abuses, court rules

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | The U.S. Supreme Court this month refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Nestlé and two other companies claiming they knew of child slavery at cocoa…

U.S. restaurants, grocers linked to Thai shrimp slave trade

By Anna K. Poole
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Human Trafficking | Thailand, a longtime human trafficking hub, is once again submerged in accusations from human rights groups and global grocery suppliers over a newly…

Abused and exploited

By Sophia Lee
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Trafficking | The digital age offers predators new opportunities to lure young girls into sex trafficking, and many victims have few places to turn

Chicago sheriff ordered to end his campaign against Backpage.com

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | A federal appeals court in Chicago on Monday ordered Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart to end his campaign against sex trafficking of minors on the classified…

States improve efforts to punish sex traffickers, rescue victims

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | When the advocacy group Shared Hope released its first report card on efforts to combat sex trafficking of America’s children, 26 states received a failing…

Backpage.com’s days are numbered, Washington lawyer predicts

By Gaye Clark
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Human Trafficking | Three young girls who say Backpage.com did nothing to prevent their victimization in sex trafficking and profited from their plight will have their day in…

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…

 
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