Military Prostitution: How the Authorities Worldwide Aid and Abet International Trafficking in Women


Talleyrand, Isabelle. 2000. "Military Prostitution: How the Authorities Worldwide Aid and Abet International Trafficking in Women." Syracuse Journal of International Law and Commerce 27: 151-76.

Author: Isabelle Talleyrand

Keywords: prostitution, military sexual assault, militaries, sex trafficking


Through an examination of prostitution in the military, Talleyrand questions whether these prostitutes are voluntarily employed or victims of sexual exploitation through international trafficking. Treaties that address trafficking in women are outlined, and forced prostitution is discussed as a human rights violation. The author concludes that when the sex trafficking industry is aided by local officials and military authority, treaty law is considerably deficient, and therefore “the only way to save the lives of these women is to create an international system that renders direct and immediate aid to victims of international trafficking in women.”

Topics: International Law, Livelihoods, Sexual Livelihoods, Military Forces & Armed Groups, Militaries, Rights, Human Rights, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, Trafficking, Human Trafficking, Sex Trafficking

Year: 2000

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