Breach: The National Security Implications of Human Trafficking


Rizer, Arthur, and Sheri R. Glaser. 2011. "Breach: The National Security Implications of Human Trafficking." Widener Law Review 17: 69-94.

Authors: Arthur Rizer, Sheri R. Glaser

Keywords: national security, human trafficking


This essay discusses the connection between human trafficking and national security. The authors provide a brief history of trafficking law and a definition of “national security,” and explain how human trafficking is a threat to national security through its origins in unstable countries (on military, economic, and diplomatic levels). Finally, they recommend proper labeling and education about the issue, a unified approach between those whose goal is catching traffickers and those whose goal is national security protection, and a focus on identifying the root of trafficking in unstable country’s inability to protect its citizens.

Topics: Gender, Security, Trafficking, Human Trafficking Regions: Americas, North America Countries: United States of America

Year: 2011

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