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Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor; a modern-day form of slavery. It is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, tied with the illegal arms industry as the second largest, after the drug-trade. Adopted by the United Nations in Palermo, Italy in 2000, the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, especially Women and Children (also referred to as the Palermo Protocol) is a protocol to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime and defines human trafficking as: The Palermo Protocol entered into force on 25 December 2003. By May 2010, the Protocol had been signed by 117 countries and 137 parties. The United States’ Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 defines "severe forms of trafficking in persons" as: On a global scale, the victims of human trafficking are used in a variety of situations, including forced labor (bonded labor or debt...
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