3 Cheers For Lexis Nexis – And For Once No Sarcastic Tone

At long last HOB can say – we’re very proud of this development by Lexis Nexis – more of this please

Their press release probably overstates it a bit but this is a very positive development from LN – let’s hope we see more in a┬ásimilar vein.

Can we suggest a LN Political Crime Sentencing awareness index for china now !

LexisNexis Introduces the Human Trafficking Awareness Index

Content analysis from the Nexis database to support anti-human trafficking campaigners

Human trafficking is a despicable and unjust exploitation of vulnerable people and is a direct consequence of the absence of the rule of law. We hope that this tool will support campaigners in their continuing fight against trafficking. – Judy Vezmar
London, UK (PRWEB UK) 13 June 2012

LexisNexis UK (http://www.lexisnexis.co.uk), a leading provider of content and technology solutions, today introduced the Human Trafficking Awareness Index (HTA Index). The Index uses the respected Nexis? service to track and analyze the volume of news articles related to human trafficking. It is hoped that the service will provide a valuable tool for campaigners looking to raise awareness of human trafficking on an ongoing basis.
Using a licensed collection of almost 6,000 of the most influential news sources from more than 120 countries, the HTA Index highlights emerging trends and patterns of awareness within and across national borders. Activists working to combat human trafficking can use this information to highlight and raise awareness to inform their efforts and gain greater understanding of the news.
Judy Vezmar, LexisNexis International Chief Executive, said: ?Human trafficking is a despicable and unjust exploitation of vulnerable people and is a direct consequence of the absence of the rule of law. We hope that this tool will support campaigners in their continuing fight against trafficking.?
Human trafficking is an escalating crime across the world and is now considered as lucrative as drugs smuggling and arms dealing. According to the Human Trafficking Foundation, there are more people in slavery today than in the entire 350-year history of the slave trade in the U.K. LexisNexis have historically supported organizations such as the Somaly Mam Foundation and AEFSIP and publishes the Human Trafficking Handbook, the definitive legal guide to preventing trafficking.

As well as releasing the Index, LexisNexis have also produced easy to read infographics and a report analysing awareness levels since 2010 to help activists to understand how they can use the service. The HTA Index will be published on a monthly basis, free to access, and available on the Nexis website http://www.Nexis.co.uk.