Statement of Commissioner Gail Heriot on the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights Report 'Sex Trafficking: A Gender-Based Violation of Civil Rights'

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Gail L. Heriot

University of San Diego School of Law

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

On September 30, 2014, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights published a report entitled "Sex Trafficking: A Gender-Based Violation of Civil Rights.ā€ This Statement was part of that report. It argues that the Commission's report sensationalizes the issue it intends to grapple with in a counter-productive way. It also takes the position that the Commissionā€™s report conflates very different problems (actual sexual slavery, teenage runaway prostitution and adult prostitution) that must be dealt with in very different ways.

Keywords: sex trafficking, human trafficking, prostitution, sexual slavery, slavery, sex discrimination, juvenile delinquency

JEL Classification: A00, A10, K10

Suggested Citation

Heriot, Gail L., Statement of Commissioner Gail Heriot on the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights Report 'Sex Trafficking: A Gender-Based Violation of Civil Rights' (2014). San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 17-245, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2897682 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2897682

Gail L. Heriot (Contact Author)

University of San Diego School of Law ( email )

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San Diego, CA 92110-2492
United States

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