University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review


Sarah King


Human trafficking is a modern phenomenon with ancient roots; it is a degrading institution that generates billions of dollars annually; it is an international problem that sits in our own backyards. Because human trafficking raises, among many issues, questions of international law, human rights violations, global economic concerns and matters related to organized crime, a discussion on human trafficking could take many forms. This paper will attempt define human trafficking in a modern context; discuss the interplay between international, national, and state specific human trafficking laws; and provide analysis on where we need to go as part of an international community to address the many problems associated with this longstanding and devastating industry.