Monday, July 19, 2010

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

'Zero prosecutions suggests zero effort to enforce the law.'

-- Martina E. Vandenberg (right), a litigation partner at Jenner & Block in Washington and onetime Human Rights Watch investigator of violence against women, commenting in a Washington Post story that yesterday described as a "paper tiger" an 8-year-old U.S. law making it a crime for government contractors and employees to engage in sex trafficking in war zones. The derisive label stems from allegations of just such behavior in places like Iraq and Afghanistan. In turn, this news casts a shadow on stepped-up criminalization of trafficking by state legislators, the subject of a report in today's Post.

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