Human Trafficking at Home & Abroad
Description: Human Trafficking is thought of as a modern form of slavery, and brings to mind humans smuggled over international borders for the purposes of sexual exploitation. Trafficking is much broader than that, however, and the laws seeking to penalize it cover a side variety of practices. This panel will give an overview of the law on trafficking, both international and domestic, and how markets for labor encourage trafficking despite legal bans. In addition, the panel will consider the difficulties in enforcing the laws on trafficking both at home and abroad, and will consider how the law is being used, and maybe misused, currently in a case in Missouri. The panel includes Law Professors Susan McGraugh, Marcia McCormick, and Anders Walker.