Human trafficking is the predominate issue in Russia, a Tier 3 country, with an estimated five to twelve million people trapped in sex and labor trafficking. Russia is the leading participant in arranged trafficking from importing and exporting women and children all around the world (United States). Without the resources available to overcome the sex trafficking epidemic, there are 150,000 women and 17,000 children or more relying on prostitution or other services in the sex workforce in order to survive (Tiurukanova 35). Due to the economic needs of women and children, they are forced into sex trafficking in order to survive, leading to the financial destruction of the government as it primarily focuses on increasing the country’s birthrate
The approach of regulation can seem to provide effective means to battle aspects of it. While that may be legitimate, the overarching dilemma is that it reinforces and endorses sexual violence. The consequences of this is an ominous reality for the victims. Strengthening a trade that contravenes human rights is a great slippery slope. Instead of regulation against and prosecuting the person that have been brought in illegally, the attention should be placed on executing the law which prohibits sex trafficking, and prosecute the people to buy sex and the perpetrators.
Ms, Kuzma presented the Attorney General’s position on human trafficking. The AGs office defines sex and labor trafficking as when traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control other people for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex or forcing them to provide labor services against their will. The AGs office is very passionate about this issue and was an influential member of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) announced to focus of their efforts on ending human trafficking across the United States back in 2011. In the NAAGs efforts they created the Pillars of Hope: • Pillar 1) Making the Case: Gather stat-specific data on human trafficking and create a database that assists local authorities with identifying human
The ill treatment innocent civilians and even prisoners far exceed those within their rights as a human. Torture and death have been ways to garner fear within those they hold power. Despite this, efforts to curb abuse have been carried by the governments and they “pledged to start a new program to eliminate torture” (Ahmed). There is a hope that human rights abuses will improve over time but it is up to the people and governments to take the stand against the
If they make it legal it will just get worst and would make it more dangerous for women and young ladies. They don 't stop to think if it would help or worsen the problem. “While their strategic may differ, decriminalization and legalization advocates agree that the anti - trafficking - on - crimes - rhetoric conflating trafficking and consensual prostitution only drives the trade further underground and makes life for sex workers more dangerous (Weissmuellar, Zack8). Legalizing would make it more dangerous and dirtier. It can have a lot of effects on women that are force an abducted to this trafficking, prostitution dirty system.
Human Trafficking “People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason why the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used” –Unknown Sex trafficking is described as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons; a threat, use of force, other forms of coercion of abduction of fraud, or of a position of vulnerability receiving payments to achieve the consent of a person having control of another (SVAW). Traffickers try to compel adult’s even children to participate in sexual acts against their will. This not only exists in the United States but globally.
It is important that the public is informed about the nature of human trafficking, how to assist law enforcement in the fight against trafficking, and how to avoid becoming a victim. Like some in law enforcement, much of the public may view victims of human trafficking as participators in the crime, leading to a negative stigma associated with trafficking victims. By educating the public about the true nature of human trafficking, this stigma may be alleviated. Additionally, law enforcement may benefit from the creation of specific ways for the public to report suspected cases of human trafficking, particularly in large cities or areas with high levels of trafficking. Yates (2015) stresses the need for law enforcement to create community partnerships with the general public, civic and social groups, and religious organizations in the fight against human trafficking.
Human trafficking is a figure of transnational organized crime and a serious infringement of basic human civil liberties. The fight against human trafficking is the joint responsibility of the global community and joint efforts must be strengthen by further developing the close cooperation that already exists between governments and nongovernmental organizations (U.S. DOT & CBP 2013). Concentrating efforts towards bordering countries is paramount in the fight against human trafficking. A prime example is U.S. Senator John McCain and Congresswoman Martha McSally from Arizona presented to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives the Transnational Criminal Organization Illicit Spotter Prevention and Elimination Act.
I got to see a side of the criminal justice system that I have never seen before. After writing multiple papers on the War on Drugs, I am completely aware of the injustices it entails. Federal lawmakers impact lower-level, nonviolent drug defendants with their enactment of mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, even though they are attempting to target high-level distributors. Incarceration of these people destroys their lives because a criminal conviction makes it harder to live a productive life as you are not eligible for certain jobs, loans, etc. All things considered, my experience at the King County Drug Diversion Court opened my eyes to some of the changes occurring in our justice system in regards to the War on Drugs.
In reference to a bill introduced to Congress forbidding the use of tactics defined by torture; The United States government must consider all of the ethical options and possibilities they have. Torturing anyone is morally unethical but allowing terrorists to murder innocent civilians is against every moral we, as humans possess. As morally just people America needs to find the exceptions in which we are willing to use torture in countering terrorism. As leaders of the free world our government has the responsibility to do everything in their power to protect innocent people and gain the needed information to do so. In order to win the war on terror, officials will occasionally have no choice but to torture the terrorists withholding information to prevent these attacks on humanity.