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First-Ever Federal Human Trafficking Report Released at National Press Club

By: KELLI L. ROSS WASHINGTON, DC – The first-of-its-kind Federal Human Trafficking Report was released on Wednesday, April 18, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The report, a project of The Human Trafficking Institute, provides an exhaustive account of all the criminal and civil human trafficking cases handled by federal courts during 2017. … Continue reading First-Ever Federal Human Trafficking Report Released at National Press Club

#InContext: Lin-Manuel Miranda

By: TAYLOR KING Lin-Manuel Miranda opens his eyes, releases his grip from the metro handle, and walks through the doors of the train car as they open onto the platform in New York City. Daydreaming is typical for the 38-year-old creator of Hamilton: An American Musical and In the Heights. From recording ballads on the metro … Continue reading #InContext: Lin-Manuel Miranda

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

#InContext: Jackie Robinson

By: LAUREN BALDWIN In 1947, at the age of 28, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he was signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers – 58 years after the League was founded. Baseball’s unwritten rules of segregation were to change forever when Robinson was signed. In the decade after World War … Continue reading #InContext: Jackie Robinson

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

Institute Visits Guatemala to Gain Insight on Country’s Anti-Trafficking Framework

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS The Institute’s Special Counsel in Belize Dave Fillingame and former Douglass Fellow Cory Sagduyu recently visited Guatemala to learn about this Central American country’s existing anti-trafficking framework as well as gain insight on ways in which Belize and Guatemala can partner in their efforts to fight trafficking. “Since Belize and Guatemala are … Continue reading Institute Visits Guatemala to Gain Insight on Country’s Anti-Trafficking Framework

#InContext: Henry David Thoreau

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT Henry David Thoreau was born July 12, 1817, in Concord, Massachusetts. Born into a family of pencil makers, this perhaps fostered the future author’s gift for writing. At age 11, his parents sent him to grammar school at Concord Academy, where he excelled enough to enter Harvard University in 1833, at the … Continue reading #InContext: Henry David Thoreau

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

Human Trafficking Expert Annick Febrey Joins The Institute

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS McLean, VA — Annick Febrey recently joined the Institute as Director of Government and Corporate Relations. In this position, she will serve as a bridge between the Institute’s work overseas and the U.S. government. In particular, she will build relationships with members of Congress and provide them with updates on what is … Continue reading Human Trafficking Expert Annick Febrey Joins The Institute