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Forced Labor at the Sochi Games

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Feb 2014

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Forced Labor at the Sochi Games

  By HTC associate Peter Rocco (Photo: Workers in Sochi, Russia ( Copyright Stefan Krasowski, via Creative Commons BY 2.0)  When the Olympic Games open today in Sochi, Russia, television viewers will no doubt be treated to views of brand new stadiums and other displays of Vladimir Putin’s largesse. Unfortunately, NBC’s ...

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Feb 2014

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Decriminalization of Sex Work in Iceland: Unveiling the Assumptions

  By Jenni Hankel, HTC Associate (Photo: Reykjavik, Iceland. Via Creative Commons) Radical feminists have touted decriminalization of sex work as the silver bullet solution to sex trafficking. Unlike in the U.S., individuals in Iceland who sell sex cannot be legally prosecuted for their actions. This process, known as ...

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Jan 2014

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The Untold Side of Raids and Rescues: Rethinking Anti-Trafficking Efforts

By Dana Bruxvoort, HTC Associate The emotive nature of sex trafficking has led to various “quick fix” responses that show positive, immediate results. But when knowledge doesn’t follow passion, the resulting practices are ineffective and can have detrimental long-term effects. The widely practiced “raid and rescue” model ...

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Jan 2014

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How Not to Talk About Human Trafficking

  By Ryan Beck Turner,  Associate Director of Advocacy *Please be aware that some of the links within this post may cause triggers* Human trafficking is the cause célèbre for sensationalist media. Celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have started a campaign against the sex trafficking of minors. Videos about ...

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Jan 2014

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Welcome to the New Blog of the Human Trafficking Center!

Welcome to the new blog of The Human Trafficking Center (HTC) at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. A blog in which research associates and guest bloggers will share up to date perspectives on topics such as analysis of academic research, reviews of human trafficking books, comments on ...

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