Library for Business Sector

Brooklyn Law Review

Policing the Virtual Red Light District: A Legislative Solution to the Problems of Internet Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

A. Perer — Winter 2012

“[T]the legal options for deterring websites from hosting [sex sales advertisements] were—and continue to be—limited. Under the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (CDA), websites essentially have immunity from liability—civil and criminal—for unlawful postings by third parties… . [Under] [t]he Commercial Sex Distribution Amendment (CSDA) … , classified-ads websites would be liable for unlawful sex postings by third parties if the websites were notified about the postings but took no steps to remove the postings, because they would then become distributors that knowingly distribute illegal content. As a “distributor,” the website would lose …[CDA] section 230 ‘publisher’ immunity.”

77 Brooklyn L. Rev. 823 (Winter 2012)

Columbia Human Rights Law Review

Coordinating U.S. Law on Immigration and Human Trafficking: Lifting the Lamp to Victims

B. Loftus — 2011

Argues that, because trafficking laws and immigration laws have developed in isolation, inconsistencies exist within these two bodies of law; supports the view that migration and human trafficking exist on a continuum; advocates for a coordinated governmental approach to immigration enforcement and human trafficking laws; provides recommendations for harmonizing U.S. policies in the two areas, including (1) Addressing implications of employment-based immigration reforms for trafficking victims; (2) Informing migrant workers about their rights; (3) Training law enforcement; (4) Conforming states’ laws with the TVPA; (5) Ensuring traffickers are identified and prosecuted through investigations of employers.

Free the Slaves and Human Rights Center, University California, Berkeley

Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States

September 2004

Discusses: (1) What is Forced Labor? (2) Identifying Victims; (3) The Number, Geographical Distribution, Origins, of Victims; (4) Victims’ Economic and Demographic Sectors (Prostitution/Sex Services, Domestic Service, Agriculture, Sweatshops); (5) U.S. Legal Response to Forced Labor (Domestic Legislation, U.S. Relation to International Trends); (6) Implementation/Enforcement of U.S. Laws; (7) Health and Medical Consequences of Forced Labor; (8) Social and Legal Services; (9) Recommendations.

Freedom Network USA

Child Trafficking for Labor in the U.S.

September 2012

Discussing: (1) What is child labor trafficking; (2) How are children trafficked for their labor; (3) Challenging to identifying/serving child labor trafficking survivors; (4) Recommendations.