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Writes Aris, Content Writer, Headline Diplomat eMagazine, LUDCI.eu
The International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that the modern-day slave (human trafficking) is a $150 billion industry and the most profitable form of planned crime, only behind drugs and arms. Globally, there are around 21 million victims of human trafficking, with 200,000 victims of human trafficking in the USA alone. This number features human trafficking in forced labor and prostitution.
What’s worrying is that many human traffickers walk scot-free, mainly because of a lack of extraterritorial jurisdiction to pro...
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