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Let's talk about slaves...human trafficking: exposing hidden victims and criminal profit and how lawyers can help end a global epidemic

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posted on 01.05.2015, 00:00 authored by Felicity Gerry QCFelicity Gerry QC
Human trafficking is a highly lucrative industry that extends to all corners of the globe. Developed countries have become the destination for those plucked from source countries and people are trafficked within their own states. These are generally the impoverished, the un-empowered, the uneducated and the dispossessed. The urgency with which this issue needs to be tackled nationally and transnationally has recently been fuelled by reports that profits are being used to fund terrorist activity. This makes cooperation between nations and their lawyers imperative; criminal and corporate lawyers can help to end a global slavery epidemic by international cooperation, identifying victims and diverting them out of justice systems, exposing transnational organised crime and by ensuring corporate responsibility.

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Journal

Griffith Journal of Law and Human Dignity

Volume

3

Issue

1

Pagination

118 - 169

Publisher

Griffith University ePress

Location

Nathan, Qld

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

Copyright notice

2015, Felicity Gerry QC

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