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NCJ Number: 222011 Find in a Library
Title: Trafficking in Women for Prostitution in Israel: A Follow-Up Analysis
Journal: International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice  Volume:31  Issue:2  Dated:Fall 2007  Pages:281-291
Author(s): Gad J. Bensinger
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 11
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article analyzes the reforms undertaken by Israel in response to domestic and international pressure on prostitution and human trafficking.
Abstract: The author documents progress made by Israel toward meeting the minimum standards set by the United States for the elimination of trafficking in women for prostitution. In response to critical assessments from the United Nations, the United States and international organizations, Israel has implemented a multiagency antitrafficking policy. These measures, initiated in 2001, have been significant, but not fully successful in fully complying to the standards set by the United States. Part of this noncompliance stems from the focus of Israel on women trafficked for prostitution and not more on human trafficking in general terms. The author stresses the progress made in the past 6 years and contends that the mission is not finished and continues to evolve. At this time, members of the Knesset are lobbying to expand the current laws to include the more general human trafficking elements required for full compliance. Endnotes and references
Main Term(s): Female victims; Human rights violations
Index Term(s): Israel; Prostitution across international borders
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