Research

Laura Story Johnson is a human rights researcher and educator. She is a Research Associate at the NEXUS Institute, a human rights research and policy center, and serves as Director of Justice Policy at The Warnath Group, a global advisory firm working with companies, governments, international organizations, and foundations to address human trafficking, forced labor, and child labor.


SELECT RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Trafficking Victim Protection Frameworks in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Viet Nam: A Resource for Practitioners. NEXUS Institute and Winrock International. (Co-author with Marika McAdam, Rebecca Surtees, and Thaufiek Zulbahary) (2020)

Identifying Trafficking Victims: An Analysis of Victim Identification Tools and Resources in Asia. NEXUS Institute and Winrock International. (Co-author with Rebecca Surtees, Marika McAdam, and Jarrett Davis) (2020)

Practice Guide: Collecting Criminal Justice Data on Human Trafficking for Law Enforcement. Warnath Group. (2020)

Quality and Rigor in TIP research in the Mekong Region: Assessing the Evidence Base. NEXUS Institute. (Co-author with Rebecca Surtees) (2020)

The Science (and Art) of Understanding Trafficking in Persons: Good Practice in TIP Data Collection. NEXUS Institute. (Co-author with Rebecca Surtees and Anette Brunovskis) (2019)

Legal and Ethical Issues in Data Collection on Trafficking in Persons. NEXUS Institute. (Co-author with Rebecca Surtees and Marika McAdam) (2019)

On the Frontlines: Operationalizing Good Practice in TIP Data Collection. NEXUS Institute. (Co-author with Rebecca Surtees) (2019)

Good Practice in TIP Data Collection: Recommendations for Donors and Funders. NEXUS Institute. (Co-author with Rebecca Surtees) (2019)

Going Home. Challenges in the Reintegration of Trafficking Victims in Indonesia. NEXUS Institute. (Co-author with Rebecca Surtees, Thaufiek Zulbahary, and Suarni Daeng Caya) (2017)

Directory of Services for Indonesian Trafficking Victims and Exploited Migrant Workers. NEXUS Institute. (Co-author with Rebecca Surtees, Thaufiek Zulbahary, and Suarni Daeng Caya) (2018)

Frontier of Injustice: Alaska Native Victims of Domestic Violence, 8(2) The Modern American (2012)

The Integration of the European Union and the Changing Cultural Space of Europe: Xenophobia and Webs of Significance, 25 Int’l J. for Semiotics L. 2 (2012)

The Right to Maternal Health Care: Developing International Human Rights Law to Prevent Maternal Mortality, 11 U. Botswana L. J. 39 (2010)

Modern Raiders on the Steppe: The Protection of Cultural Property in Mongolia, 3(1) J. Eurasian L. 27 (2010)

Environment, Security and Environmental Refugees, ­­1(2) J. Animal & Envtl. L. 222 (2010)

Prescriptive Realism and the Limits of International Human Rights Law, 10(1&2) Vera Lex J. Int’l Nat. L. Soc’y 7 (2010)

Human Trafficking and the Common European Asylum System: Victim Protection and Assistance in the European Union. Master’s Thesis. Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy. (2006)