Intercultural Human Rights Law Review


Lydia Butler

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The principal contention of this article is that the Florida Legislature should adopt non-discriminatory safe harbor legislation providing immediate emergency services to all genders, ages, and nationalities of human trafficking victims. Part II of this article discusses the issue within a global framework and how the international community has progressively responded. Part III details the background of human trafficking in the United States and the current federal legislation being utilized to eradicate modern-day slavery. Part IV analyzes the issue at the state level in Florida and its legislative efforts to follow the federal government's lead. Finally, Part V recommends steps the Florida Legislature can take to embrace a victim-centered approach to combating human trafficking through safe harbor legislation

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