As a global problem, human trafficking frequently victimizes the most vulnerable: children. Offenders often use the Internet as a vehicle for criminal activities, including acts to sexually exploit children. With Internet access growing exponentially, more children are online every day, increasing their risk of becoming involved in sexual exploitation or being treated as a commodity.
Inconsistent law among States and their lack of cooperation across borders makes combatting this issue increasingly difficult. Therefore, it is crucial to establish legal and policy frameworks that can be used to fight practices of online child sexual exploitation and increase the effectiveness of States’ responses. This book offers alternative solutions using a human rights approach and promotes multi-stakeholder collaboration in the context of corporate social responsibility to prevent and combat these offenses.
This book explores the intersection of children’s human rights, cybersex trafficking, and international legislation. It provides helpful insights for lawmakers, legal practitioners, scholars, law enforcement officers, child advocates, and students interested in human rights law, criminal law, and child protection.
Dr. Beatriz Susana Uitts is a human rights lawyer and researcher. She earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) and a Doctorate of the Science of Law (J.S.D.) degree in Intercultural Human Rights at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida, and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree obtained in the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá D.C., Colombia. She is the founder and director of the Human Trafficking Front Inc., an organization dedicated to studying and preventing issues related to human trafficking and modern slavery through education, research, and community engagement.