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Institute Founding Director Leads Workshop at UNODC-South Africa Seminar

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for Southern Africa (UNODC-ROSAF) hosted a seminar on the Prosecution of Trafficking in Persons (TIP) cases Oct. 10-13, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. Institute Founding Director John Richmond led a workshop called “Good practice: Prosecution Strategy in TIP cases” for participants on Oct. 10. … Continue reading Institute Founding Director Leads Workshop at UNODC-South Africa Seminar

The Institute Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court

The Human Trafficking Institute recently filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court against Backpage.com. (Click here to read the Supreme Court brief.) The case involves three minor sex trafficking victims in Massachusetts whose traffickers sold on Backpage.com. As former federal human trafficking prosecutors, the Institute was asked to speak into the unique legal issues … Continue reading The Institute Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court

Sounds Good with Branden Harvey Features the Human Trafficking Institute

Sounds Good with Branden Harvey hosted John Richmond on May 16, 2016, in a podcast called “Changing the World.” Click here to listen to this podcast. Sounds Good With Branden Harvey is a weekly podcast that explores the lives, stories and adventures of the happiest people on the Internet and well, the world. Every week, … Continue reading Sounds Good with Branden Harvey Features the Human Trafficking Institute

Boutros and Haugen win Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Victor Boutros, Founding Director of the Human Trafficking Institute (pictured second to the right), and Gary Haugen, CEO of International Justice Mission (pictured on the left), were awarded the 2016 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for “The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence.” In … Continue reading Boutros and Haugen win Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order

Richmond Named 2015 Pathbreaker Award Recipient by Shared Hope International

Shared Hope International named John Cotton Richmond a 2015 Pathbreaker Award Recipient as a result of his work to develop innovative strategies to combat demand, expose trafficking and seek justice. Click here to read the complete article. In 2000, the U.S. Department of State engaged Shared Hope International to hold Pathbreaking Strategies Conferences in six … Continue reading Richmond Named 2015 Pathbreaker Award Recipient by Shared Hope International

Boutros Named 2015 Baylor University Young Alumnus of the Year

Each year, Baylor University recognizes a graduate age 40 or under who has demonstrated remarkable achievement in the previous year. In 2015, Victor Boutros was named the Young Alumnus of the Year. Boutros holds degrees from Baylor, where he studied philosophy, Harvard, Oxford and University of Chicago Law School, from which he earned a juris … Continue reading Boutros Named 2015 Baylor University Young Alumnus of the Year