Jake Terpstra
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Prevention and Action

by Jake Terpstra 07-01-2013
Letter to the Editors

Letter to the Editors

Treaty Against Trafficking

by Jake Terpstra 03-01-2012

The fact that the February 2012 issue contained three articles about human trafficking (“Humankind’s Most Savage Cruelty,” by Stewart Burns; “Here?” by Abayea Pelt; “Works of Mercy” by Sylvia Yu) is encouraging. However, none of them mentioned the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. Nothing will completely stop the evil of trafficking, since it is so profitable, but the Convention has potential for reducing it more than any other device or activity. The Convention was developed in 1989, and 194 U.N. countries have ratified it.