Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond reflect on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the Oxford Human Rights Hub blog. July 30th marked the UN’s fourth annual World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which seeks to increase awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime and human rights violation. Traffickers make money … Continue reading Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

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.

Boutros Featured in Baylor Magazine for Anti-Human Trafficking Work

A Tangible Hope Baylor Magazine – Summer 2017 For years, Victor Boutros, BA ’98, battled modern day slavery as a federal prosecutor for the U.S. Department of Justice, where he investigated and prosecuted international human trafficking, hate crimes and official misconduct cases around the country. His passion for such work began growing while he was … Continue reading Boutros Featured in Baylor Magazine for Anti-Human Trafficking Work

The Human Trafficking Institute to Present Trafficking in Persons Conference in Uganda

Prosecutors, legislators, and law enforcement officials will gather next week in Kampala, Uganda, when the Human Trafficking Institute will present at a two-day conference on strategies to combat human trafficking. The training conference is being hosted by the Ugandan Judiciary and Willow International. The conference will provide leaders with greater understanding on the scope of … Continue reading The Human Trafficking Institute to Present Trafficking in Persons Conference in Uganda

Richmond Meets with Haitian Prime Minister

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A discussion regarding Haiti’s approach to human trafficking took place between Haitian Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant and Human Trafficking Institute Founding Director John Richmond during a trip to Port-au-Prince in early May. The discussion happened in response to a two-day visit this past February in Washington D.C., where a delegation from … Continue reading Richmond Meets with Haitian Prime Minister

Boutros & Richmond Return to White House to Participate in Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Roundtable

WASHINGTON, DC – Human Trafficking Institute Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond were invited back to the White House on May 17 as part of a bipartisan anti-human trafficking roundtable discussion in the West Wing’s Roosevelt Room. This small group discussion was led by Ivanka Trump and included Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen. Heidi … Continue reading Boutros & Richmond Return to White House to Participate in Bipartisan Anti-Human Trafficking Roundtable

#InContext: Margaret Mead

Margaret Mead was a 20th Century anthropologist who changed the way Western society views primitive cultures. Born in Philadelphia in 1901, she spent long periods of her adult life among islanders in American Samoa and New Guinea. Her field work proved that many human behaviors that Americans took for granted are actually learned, not innate. … Continue reading #InContext: Margaret Mead

Institute Launches Douglass Fellows Program to Develop Future Anti-Human Trafficking Leaders

McLean, Virginia – The Human Trafficking Institute is launching its Douglass Fellows program, inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, law enforcement, and advocacy. This program will provide an opportunity for law students and exceptional graduate and undergraduate students to participate in a nine-month fellowship focused on providing resources to those currently combatting human … Continue reading Institute Launches Douglass Fellows Program to Develop Future Anti-Human Trafficking Leaders