Sex Slavery and Juvenile Justice

On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presided over the release of the 12th Annual U.S.  State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report.  This annual accounting assesses and evaluates how nations around the world work to fight human trafficking and slavery.  The theme of this year's report is "The Promise of Freedom."  According to the report's introduction, it is to "mark the 150th anniversary of the date Abraham Lincoln gave notice of the Emancipation Proclamation.  That document and the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, following three years later, represent more than policies written on paper.  They represent the promise of freedom." The focus of the report is on victim protection, one of the three Ps in the paradigm first established in the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA) -- protection, prevention, and prosecution.  It is interesting to note, though, that the TIP Report, which would...(Read Full Article)