Defining Sex Trafficking in International and Domestic Law: Mind the Gaps
Michelle Madden Dempsey
Villanova University School of Law
University of Oxford - Centre for Criminological Research
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies
Emory International Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2012
Villanova Law/Public Policy Research Paper No. 2013-3036
This Article undertakes a comparative analysis of the UN definition of trafficking (Art 3, Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children) and definitions of trafficking enacted in the domestic law of many state parties to the Protocol. The article identifies significant discrepancies between international and domestic definitions of trafficking and considers possible explanations for the gaps between the international and domestic law definitions.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: sex trafficking, human rights, definitions of traffickingAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 6, 2013
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