Legal Responses to Human Trafficking in Arkansas
The Arkansas Lawyer, Vol. 50 No. 3 (Summer 2015)
7 Pages Posted: 15 Mar 2016 Last revised: 16 Jan 2021
Date Written: August 7, 2015
Human trafficking exists throughout the United States, and Arkansas is no exception. This Article offers an introduction to human trafficking for Arkansas attorneys. It begins by challenging common misconceptions regarding human trafficking and summarizing the international, federal, and state laws that address and proscribe it. The Article describes the recommendations of the 2013 Arkansas Attorney General’s Human Trafficking State Task Force for the Prevention of Human Trafficking. It then provides an overview of the civil remedies and immigration relief available to trafficking survivors. The Article closes by offering strategies for overcoming common barriers when investigating and prosecuting human trafficking and representing survivors.
Keywords: Human Trafficking, Arkansas
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