Transnational Legal Responses to Illegal Trade in Human Beings

Human trafficking, whether for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor or services, is a transnational crime that requires trans-national responses, including what this paper will refer to as the three EX’s: exchange of information among countries of origin, transit, and destination; extraterritorial jurisdiction that extends to an act of trafficking regardless of the place in which it was committed; and extradition, a mechanism that ensures that a perpetrator of the crime will not be shielded from liability.