Experienced Human Trafficking Attorney Joins Institute in Belize

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS This month, New York attorney Dave Fillingame began his year-long position as Special Counsel to the Institute on Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases in Belize. This marks the Institute’s first legal professional to work on the ground in Belize. In this role, Fillingame will work closely with Belize’s Director of Public Prosecutions and … Continue reading Experienced Human Trafficking Attorney Joins Institute in Belize

Human Rights Lawyer Becomes Institute’s First Embedded Expert in Uganda

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS This week, human rights lawyer Tanima Kishore began her year-long position with the Institute as Special Counsel to Uganda’s Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). This marks the Institute’s first embedded expert to work in Uganda. In this role, Kishore will be based in Kampala, assist the ODPP on all trafficking cases in … Continue reading Human Rights Lawyer Becomes Institute’s First Embedded Expert in Uganda

Prosecutors Gather in Uganda for Specialized Training Conducted by Institute Leaders

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS KAMPALA, UGANDA — Institute Founding Director John Richmond and Director of Law Enforcement Operations Dave Rogers recently conducted a specialized training with the Ugandan Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). The ODPP is the Ugandan government agency that handles and prosecutes criminal cases. Ten ODPP prosecutors attended the training including … Continue reading Prosecutors Gather in Uganda for Specialized Training Conducted by Institute Leaders

Institute to Host Trafficking in Persons Specialized Prosecutor Training in Uganda

BY: JONATHAN ROBERTS Prosecutors will gather this week in Kampala, Uganda, where the Human Trafficking Institute will host a specialized training on effectively prosecuting Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases. This is the first meeting of its kind since the Uganda Director of Public Prosecutions and the Institute entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that dedicates … Continue reading Institute to Host Trafficking in Persons Specialized Prosecutor Training in Uganda

Douglass Fellows Meet with Descendent of Frederick Douglass

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Washington, DC – Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. welcomed The Human Trafficking Institute’s inaugural class of Douglass Fellows during their orientation in Washington, DC. Morris is the co-founder and president of Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives and the great-great-great grandson Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. Morris toured the U.S. … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Meet with Descendent of Frederick Douglass

7 Elite Law Students Selected for Inaugural Douglass Fellowship Program

The Institute welcomes its first class of Douglass Fellows to Washington D.C. Thursday for a two-day fellowship orientation Inspired by Frederick Douglass’ commitment to freedom and justice, the Human Trafficking Institute established the Douglass Fellowship to provide outstanding law students the opportunity to research, support, and engage in the global fight against human trafficking. The … Continue reading 7 Elite Law Students Selected for Inaugural Douglass Fellowship Program

Holly Austin Gibbs Joins the Human Trafficking Institute Board

Holly Austin Gibbs sits on the Board of Advisors for the Human Trafficking Institute and is the Patient Care Services Director of Dignity Health’s Human Trafficking Response Program. Dignity Health is one of the largest healthcare systems in the nation. Holly is a survivor of child sex trafficking and serves as a public advocate, testifying … Continue reading Holly Austin Gibbs Joins the Human Trafficking Institute Board

Richmond Publishes Human Trafficking Law Review Article

The Human Trafficking Institute’s Founding Director, John Richmond, has published a law review article capturing the current trends shaping U.S. human trafficking law. The article reviews the 2016 federal published human trafficking cases and thoughtfully analyzes how each case impacts the law. Click here to read Richmond’s article.