Trafficking and Human Dignity
Lagon, Mark P.
Policy Review, December/January 2009, #152, pp51-61
"While much has changed since the days of the transatlantic slave trade, the lie which fueled that horrific chapter in history is at the root of sex trafficking and slave labor today - a belief that some people are less than human. Among these factors is the flagrant use of excessive debt as a tool of manipulation, the fraudulent practices of some middle-men brokering the movement of millions across international borders, weak laws - and weak enforcement of laws - governing labor exploitation, some aspects of sponsorship laws in Persian Gulf states, and a fundamental lack of understanding about human trafficking."
Mark P. Lagon is ambassador-at-large and director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. In February 2009, he became executive director of Polaris Project, a Washington, DC-based anti-trafficking NGO.
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H14/02-09 posted March 23, 2009