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HTI’s Special Counsel Leads Training of 60 Investigators in Uganda

In April, HTI’s Special Counsel Tyler Dunman led two training sessions for 60 attendees from the Ugandan Directorate of Criminal Investigations. Each training took place over two days and attendees received instruction from Dunman, investigators, prosecutors, and service providers on prosecution-led and victim-centered investigative techniques. Each session covered essential topics like investigative processes for human … Continue reading HTI’s Special Counsel Leads Training of 60 Investigators in Uganda

Celebrating the Fourth Douglass Fellows Class with a Virtual Finale

Last month, the 2020-21 Douglass Fellows class gathered with alumni, mentors, and HTI staff for a virtual finale event to welcome Samantha Franks, Alicen Rodolph, Johanna Lee, and Mirelle Raza to the network of talented Douglass Fellow alumni. The four third-year law students spent the evening reflecting on the achievements made and relationships formed over … Continue reading Celebrating the Fourth Douglass Fellows Class with a Virtual Finale

Civil Litigation as a Tool to Combat Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains: A Douglass Fellow Advocacy Event

Many are unaware that the products they use every day are produced with forced labor at some point in the supply chain, generating profit from exploitation for multinational corporations. Most goods produced by multinational corporations involve supply chains where components are produced by separate manufacturers or in multiple locations, providing various opportunities for exploitation that … Continue reading Civil Litigation as a Tool to Combat Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains: A Douglass Fellow Advocacy Event

ATEST Coalition Provides Funding Recommendations to Congress

Last week, the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) coalition pressed Congress to increase funding for critical anti-trafficking programs both at home and overseas. Coalition member organizations work together to determine a comprehensive package of the most crucial funding requests to improve U.S. government responses to trafficking related to the protection of victims and … Continue reading ATEST Coalition Provides Funding Recommendations to Congress

Former Douglass Fellow and Colleague Train Future Anti-Trafficking Leaders at Pepperdine Law

Former Douglass Fellows at the Human Trafficking Institute go on to join an amazing network of alumni working for justice as prosecutors, legal aid providers, educators, and more. Sarah Hamill is one of them. Making the goal of the Institute to equip the next generation of anti-trafficking leaders her own, she began teaching the innovative … Continue reading Former Douglass Fellow and Colleague Train Future Anti-Trafficking Leaders at Pepperdine Law

Director of Victim Services Cited on Labor Trafficking in DAME Magazine

In DAME Magazine’s recent article, How the Pandemic has Affected Survivors of Human Trafficking, the Institute’s Director of Victim Services, Marie Martinez Israelite, commented on the pervasiveness of labor trafficking within the U.S. The article describes how the economic instability brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already-challenging financial situations of trafficking survivors … Continue reading Director of Victim Services Cited on Labor Trafficking in DAME Magazine

Officials in All 16 Regions of Uganda Trained on Proper TIP Investigation and Prosecution Procedures

Despite the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, HTI’s Special Counsel in Uganda, Tyler Dunman logged several hundred miles traversing the country to complete numerous trainings for Ugandan criminal justice officials in 2020. From July through November, Dunman conducted trainings for police, prosecutors, and judges in each of the 16 regions of the country. … Continue reading Officials in All 16 Regions of Uganda Trained on Proper TIP Investigation and Prosecution Procedures

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Survivor Leader Shamere McKenzie

To celebrate International Women’s Day this year, our team highlighted the accomplishments of a woman survivor leader working in the anti-trafficking field. We were thrilled to host Shamere McKenzie for a live conversation on Instagram to discuss her work as the CEO of the Sun Gate Foundation and what being a woman in the anti-trafficking … Continue reading Celebrating International Women’s Day with Survivor Leader Shamere McKenzie

Now Accepting Applications for the 2021-22 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

Applications for the 2021-22 Douglass Fellowship cohort are now open until 11:59pm EST Sunday, Apr. 11, 2021. Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, the Human Trafficking Institute provides this opportunity for third-year law students to participate in an 8-month legal fellowship program focused on developing future leaders in the anti-trafficking movement … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for the 2021-22 Douglass Fellowship Cohort