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Federal Human Trafficking Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 771 Human Trafficking Cases in 2018

By: KELLI L. ROSS WASHINGTON, DC – The 2018 Federal Human Trafficking Report was released April 10 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Report, a project of the Human Trafficking Institute, is a continuation of the Institute’s efforts to provide comprehensive data about every criminal and civil human trafficking case that federal … Continue reading Federal Human Trafficking Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 771 Human Trafficking Cases in 2018

Institute CEO Speaks at UVA Darden

Victor Boutros, Institute CEO, spoke to Executive MBA students at the University of Virginia’s D.C. Darden School of Business campus. The talk, which focused on the economics of human trafficking, provided students with an opportunity to apply what they recently learned about Global Economies and Markets (GEM) and Operations, including supply chain. Victor challenged students … Continue reading Institute CEO Speaks at UVA Darden

Regent University School of Law Cites Institute

By: MOLLY WICKER In a recent article analyzing the outcomes of the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, Regent University School of Law Professor S. Ernie Walton cites the Human Trafficking Institute’s partnership with Uganda as a key factor in the country’s continued progress. “With this partnership,” Walton writes, “a well-functioning justice system, various other measures … Continue reading Regent University School of Law Cites Institute

2018 Annual Report Now Available

By: MOLLY WICKER Our 2018 Annual Report is complete and we are excited to share it with you! Inside these pages, you’ll find an overview of the Institute’s mission and strategy for getting to the root of the problem and decimating trafficking. This year included countless highlights and exciting milestones, including our Global Human Trafficking … Continue reading 2018 Annual Report Now Available

Belizean students exposed to Trafficking In Persons through Moot Trial

By: CHERISSE FRANCIS This month, 13 Belizean undergraduate students participated in a human trafficking moot trial at the Supreme Court in Belmopan, Belize. Twelve of these students are enrolled in the Criminal Justice Pathway at Galen University, while one is a student at St. John’s Junior College located in Belize City, Belize. This moot trial, … Continue reading Belizean students exposed to Trafficking In Persons through Moot Trial

Institute Cited in Belize Media Coverage on TIP Ranking

By: MOLLY WICKER On June 20, 2019, the U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, in which Belize received an improved Tier 2 Watch List ranking. After four consecutive years of receiving a failing grade, the improved ranking demonstrates the country’s committed efforts to training dedicated police officers and prosecutors to … Continue reading Institute Cited in Belize Media Coverage on TIP Ranking

Belize Improves Its U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report Ranking

By: KELLI L. ROSS Yesterday morning, the U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which ranks 187 countries on how well they are combatting human trafficking. Countries that receive the lowest ranking are subject to economic sanctions from the United States. This year, Belize received an improved Tier 2 Watch … Continue reading Belize Improves Its U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report Ranking

Human Trafficking Trial Attorney Joins Institute

By: MOLLY WICKER Lindsey Roberson is the most recent expert to join the Human Trafficking Institute’s deep bench of experienced anti-trafficking professionals. As the Senior Legal Counsel, she will work to develop and maintain relationships with government officials in Belize and Uganda, help to establish and support specialized units, conduct legal research, and provide leadership, … Continue reading Human Trafficking Trial Attorney Joins Institute

2018-19 Douglass Fellows Class Celebrated at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C.

By: MOLLY WICKER The Institute’s second class of Douglass Fellows completed their nine-month fellowship with a celebration dinner on April 10 at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C. The Fellows, representing seven law schools, were engaged in the Institute’s anti-trafficking work through three key components: 1) Research and Writing; 2) Advocacy; and 3) Mentorship. “This year’s … Continue reading 2018-19 Douglass Fellows Class Celebrated at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C.

Annick Febrey Cited in Reuters Article About Slave-Made Goods

By: MOLLY WICKER In an article published by Reuters, entitled “U.S. ban on slave-made goods nets tiny fraction of $400 billion threat,” the Institute’s Director of Government and Corporate Relations Annick Febrey share insights into the world of human trafficking within corporate supply chains. Although Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has allocated a few of … Continue reading Annick Febrey Cited in Reuters Article About Slave-Made Goods