The Essays in this issue of the Michigan Journal of International Law showcase the results of an important and historic symposium held at the University of Michigan Law School in February 2011. Acknowledging the ten-year anniversary of both the international Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons (Trafficking Protocol), and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) in the United States, the conference brought together an extraordinary group of legal scholars, government officials, and practitioners to examine the successes and failures in international human trafficking law. The need to evaluate both the successes and failures in antitrafficking law is evident in the existence of the laws themselves. This symposium focused on evaluations of the contemporary attempts to end modern-day slavery because historical approaches to combating slavery by simply relying on legal prohibitions have proven ineffective and insufficient.
Carr, Bridgette A. Introduction to Special Symposium Feature: Successes and Failures in International Human Trafficking Law. Mich J. Int'l L. 33, no. 1 (2011): 33-6.