Friday, December 26, 2008

President Bush Signed Bill on Human Trafficking December 23

According to Baptist Press the legislation will:

-- Significantly increase the ability of the State Department's Trafficking in Persons Office to thwart sexual and other forms of trafficking overseas;

-- Strengthen prosecution efforts against trafficking in the United States;

-- Increase punishment for traffickers;

-- Enhance protections for trafficking victims in this country;

-- Empower U.S. attempts to halt the use of children as soldiers in other countries;

-- Require the Justice Department to produce a model law for states to use in investigating and prosecuting trafficking;

-- Clarify federal law cannot be interpreted to consider prostitution as an acceptable mode of employment;

-- Authorize a presidential award for exceptional efforts in the fight against trafficking.

Read all about it here.


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