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NCJ Number: 165884 Find in a Library
Title: International Sexual Slavery
Author(s): Y Yoon
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 14
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines the trafficking of women from one country to another for forced prostitution and proposes solutions.
Abstract: The author begins with a discussion of the methods of procuring women for use as prostitutes. Second, it examines the reasons why foreign women are selected. Third, the laws of various countries that prohibit the traffic and enslavement of women as prostitutes, including those of China, Brazil, and the United States, are discussed. Finally, the article focuses on the international prohibitions against trafficking women from one country to another for the purpose of forcing them into prostitution. The author notes that although international law provides a sound principle that seems to be universally accepted, it is impossible to enforce because it lacks any mechanism to do so. The author proposes the creation of an international criminal court and law enforcement agency to manage the problems of international sexual slavery. Although the creation of a permanent international criminal court has long been suggested by legal scholars, such a court has never been established because of the disagreement between various nations over certain issues. After the court's creation, the international community could extend the jurisdiction of the court after it has been successful in handling the international sexual slavery cases. Finally, this article proposes harsh penalties that include seizure of property and stiff jail sentences for procurers and violators. 87 notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Crime patterns; Crime specific countermeasures; International cooperation; Prostitution across international borders
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