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Human trafficking news and analysis from The Nation
May 18, 2016
Desperate Syrian Refugees Begin a Hunger Strike in Greece
“Tell the EU governments this deal is the biggest shame in the history of the whole EU.”
April 20, 2016
The EU Is Now Criminalizing Refugees
The move to detention rather than welcome has led to a rapid downward spiral in conditions.
October 20, 2015
Fed-Up Refugees Are Actually Breaking Through Border Controls in the Balkans
“Today we said ‘enough’ and decided to march.”
September 25, 2015
Why Do Sex-Work Diversion Programs Fail?
New York’s scheme to divert sex workers from the criminal justice system has often further criminalized them.
September 14, 2015
How Xenophobia Could Ruin the Best Thing About the EU
If the European Union can’t agree on a common resettlement policy for refugees, one of its signal achievements—open borders among member nations—could disappear.
August 6, 2015
Amnesty International’s Long-Due Support for Sex Workers Rights
The international organization has a history of facing controversial issues. This week, it hopes to tackle sex work decriminalization.
Melissa Gira Grant
July 29, 2015
Malaysia Needed a Clean Human Rights Record—So the State Department Just Gave It to Them
The president cleansed Malaysia of its notorious human trafficking record to give the country a front row seat to join the TPP—and Congress can’t do anything about it.
July 10, 2015
Obama Won’t Let Some Mass Graves Stop the TPP
It appears Malaysia will be given a free pass on human trafficking in order to protect the controversial trade deal.
April 7, 2015
How the ‘Biden Plan’ Will Worsen the Plight of Central American Refugee Children
The vice president is promoting a 2016 budget that deepens the drug-war and free-trade agendas that contributed to the crisis.
Foreign Policy In Focus
March 25, 2015
Let’s Just Get Rid of the Hyde Amendment
The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.