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Oct 2015

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HTC Staff quoted in article on sex trafficking

  by Rex Hamaker, Director of Marketing and Communications Events like Amnesty International’s decision to support decriminalizing sex work and the cancellation of the controversial show 8minutes have brought the longstanding, bitter debate over the relationship between sex work and sex trafficking from policy and academia ...

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Jul 2014

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Monthly Human Trafficking Links: July

by Dana Bruxvoort, Communications Coordinator   If you missed any HTC postings from July, here’s our monthly round-up of human trafficking news. HTC Communications Coordinator Dana Bruxvoort unravels the current immigration crisis and looks at its relationship to human trafficking legislation. A provision in the 2008 TVPRA ...

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Jul 2014

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The controversies behind Safe Harbor Laws

by Ashley Greve, Associate Director of Advocacy Safe harbor laws are intended to protect juvenile victims of sex trafficking. Minors are frequently arrested for prostitution and other related charges, despite their designation under the Trafficking Victims Protection Act as a victims. The intention of Safe Harbor laws is to trigger a ...

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Mar 2014

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Un-Safe Harbor: Why U.S. State Legislation is Ineffectively Addressing Sex Trafficking of Minors

by Lauren Jekowsky, HTC associate As a response to growing concerns about the domestic sex trafficking of minors, U.S. states have adopted Safe Harbor laws. These laws intend to protect minors who have been trafficked or experienced sexual exploitation. Safe Harbor laws have been fully implemented in twelve states and partially ...

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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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