A Critical Evaluation of the Effectiveness of International and National Legal Regulatory Responses to the Problems of Child Trafficking, Prostitution and Sex Tourism

Douglas Hodgson

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The article examines various measures taken by the international community, particularly by the United Nations (UN), to combat child trafficking and prostitution. Among the anti-trafficking and child-welfare treaties cited include the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others. The author cites obstacles to the prosecution of extraterritorial child exploiters and sex tour operators and concludes that the international community lacks the initiative to rigorously enforce its anti-trafficking treaties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-15
JournalForum on Public Policy: a journal of the Oxford Round Table
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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