Tag Archives: China

The Week in Trafficking

Trafficking trends Echoing one of our earlier posts, the Brazilian National Justice Secretary suggests that there is little evidence suggesting that human trafficking spikes around sporting events like next month’s World Cup. Nevertheless, this year’s largest sporting event is garnering attention as a potential magnet for trafficking, and last week the Vatican and an international association of nuns launched […]

The Week in Trafficking

Our weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. Conflict and trafficking A resumption of hostilities in Kachin state in Burma has increased trafficking to China. Labor trafficking A study by the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland finds that people are being sent to prison for acts committed while victims of forced labor for cannabis production. 76 […]

The Week in Trafficking

Our weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. Organ trafficking A member of the Mexican drug cartel Knights Templar has been arrested on charges of kidnapping people, including children, and harvesting their organs. Children in Syria are also allegedly having organs taken from them. As a result of the grinding civil conflict, multiple […]

Illegal Adoption: Is It Human Trafficking?

This week, 382 babies were rescued and 1,000 people arrested in a Chinese sting operation against four illegal adoption rings. In January, a Chinese doctor received a suspended death sentence after her conviction for abducting and selling seven babies between November 2011 and July 2013. At least 26 other cases have been linked to this doctor, and several other […]

The Week in Trafficking

A weekly links roundup of human trafficking in the news. U. S. News January is the US national slavery and human trafficking prevention month. The 2013-2017 Federal Strategic Action Plan on services for victims of human trafficking was released this week. Are sporting events linked to spikes in sex trafficking? Arrest reports raise doubts. Governor Jan Brewer calls for new human […]