The Use of Indicators to Measure Government Responses to Human Trafficking
This chapter explores the main efforts to produce compliance-focused indicators that can help improve international treaties against human trafficking. It shows that the power held by the US State Department (the organization that tried to pursue such indicators) is used unilaterally, and that this unilateralism can overcome a collective action problem. It then examines other functions of unilateralism, and shows that the indicators for human trafficking created by the US State Department are produced using criteria set by the US legislation.
Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Qualification and Ranking
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Human Rights Law | International Humanitarian Law | International Law | Law
Chuang, Janie and Gallagher, Anne T., "The Use of Indicators to Measure Government Responses to Human Trafficking" (2012). Contributions to Books. 206.