Emily K. Harlan


The governments of India and the United States have been struggling for years to eradicate child sex trafficking within their borders. Nevertheless, many Indian and American child sex-trafficking victims have yet to be identified as victims or provided with rehabilitation services. Both countries need to make additional legal and policy reforms to ensure their legal systems correctly identify child sextrafficking victims and provide them with meaningful opportunities for rehabilitation. This Note identifies police corruption in India and the disparate treatment of foreign and domestic victims in the United States as the major obstacles to correctly identifying child sex-trafficking victims, and argues that each country can learn from the other's successes to improve identification efforts in both countries. In addition, the governments of India and the United States should provide for the rehabilitation of child sex-trafficking victims by incorporating specialized safe homes for the victims within the existing juvenile legal systems of both countries

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