2017 Annual Report is Now Available

Our 2017 Annual Report is complete! Inside these pages, you’ll find an overview of the Institute’s mission and strategy for getting to the root of the problem. The report offers an update on our work in Uganda and Belize, by summarizing the state of trafficking in each country, highlighting progress, and articulating our goals. It … Continue reading 2017 Annual Report is Now Available

Inaugural Douglass Fellows Class Celebrated at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC

By: KELLI L. ROSS The Institute’s first class of Douglass Fellows completed their nine-month fellowship with a celebration dinner on April 18 at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC. The seven Fellows, representing six law schools, were engaged in the Institute’s anti-trafficking work through three key components: (1) Research & Writing; (2) Advocacy; and (3) Mentorship. … Continue reading Inaugural Douglass Fellows Class Celebrated at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, DC

Human Trafficking Institute Invited to Join Preeminent Anti-Trafficking Policy Group

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS The Human Trafficking Institute recently became one of the newest members of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST), giving the Institute a stronger voice in U.S. Government policy solutions that bring traffickers to justice around the globe. ATEST is a U.S.-based coalition that advocates for solutions to prevent and end … Continue reading Human Trafficking Institute Invited to Join Preeminent Anti-Trafficking Policy Group

Georgetown Law Human Rights Conference Features Richmond as Speaker on Trafficking in Persons Panel

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS WASHINGTON, DC – Human rights professionals convened at Georgetown University Law Center for the annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights. The theme of this year’s conference was “Defending Woman’s Human Rights: Achievements, Obstacles and Opportunities for Empowerment.” The Institute’s Founding Director John Richmond was a panelist speaker at the event. The … Continue reading Georgetown Law Human Rights Conference Features Richmond as Speaker on Trafficking in Persons Panel

Ugandan TIP Training Concludes with Call for Trauma-Informed Approach

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS There is reason for continued optimism in the fight against human trafficking in Uganda. The Honorable The Chief Justice of Uganda Bart M. Katureebe called together more than 140 high-level judicial officers, prosecutors, law enforcement, and other leaders for a two-day Trafficking in Persons (TIP) training on March 15-16, in Kampala. The … Continue reading Ugandan TIP Training Concludes with Call for Trauma-Informed Approach

Richmond Magazine Features Institute in “Cider for Change” Article

Richmond magazine highlighted the Institute in its “Cider for Change” article on March 28. The article focuses on the “In Plain Sight” awareness dinner, which was held in Richmond, Virginia, on March 27, to shed light on human trafficking in the service industry. Institute Founding Director John Richmond was the featured speaker. “Trafficking is exploding … Continue reading Richmond Magazine Features Institute in “Cider for Change” Article

5 Key Takeaways from the Belize Judiciary Trafficking in Persons Conference

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS BELIZE CITY, BELIZE – Belize judges clearly and collectively made known their intent to join the fight against modern slavery last week when they gathered in Belize City for the Belize Judiciary Trafficking in Persons Conference. More than 80 percent of Belize’s magistrate and Supreme Court justices attended the Institute-led event that … Continue reading 5 Key Takeaways from the Belize Judiciary Trafficking in Persons Conference

Belize Officials Seek Victim-Centered Approach to Anti-Trafficking Work

BY: JONATHAN ROBERTS Belize City, Belize — More than 75 Belize government officials gathered earlier this month to improve victim-centered techniques in anti-trafficking investigations. They received training from the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations on forensic interviewing for victims of human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Institute, in coordination with U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, … Continue reading Belize Officials Seek Victim-Centered Approach to Anti-Trafficking Work

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