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Institute Cited in People Magazine

By: MOLLY WICKER The Institute was recently cited in an article published on People Magazine’s website on March 14, 2019, entitled “Detroit Tigers Pitcher Matthew Boyd Is Helping to Save Girls from Sex Trafficking in Uganda.” The piece, which focuses on the athlete’s mission to combat sex trafficking in Uganda, shares data from the Institute’s … Continue reading Institute Cited in People Magazine

Judicial Law Clerk Begins Work in Belize with Designated TIP Judge

By: MOLLY WICKER Attorney Cherisse Francis recently started as the Judicial Law Clerk to Justice Antoinette Moore, the Designated Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Justice on the Supreme Court of Belize. In this role, Francis is based in Belize for one year, where she will assist Justice Moore with legal research and writing, and support the … Continue reading Judicial Law Clerk Begins Work in Belize with Designated TIP Judge

Boutros Featured on ChangeMakers Podcast

By: MOLLY WICKER Institute CEO and Founding Director Victor Boutros was featured on City Current’s ChangeMakers podcast on March 5, 2019. ChangeMakers podcast shares personal stories and insights from those who are giving back and making a difference, in the hopes of inspiring others to do the same. “I think the front lines against the … Continue reading Boutros Featured on ChangeMakers Podcast

Institute Renews Agreement with Uganda’s Public Prosecution Office

By: MOLLY WICKER The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Human Trafficking Institute renewed their agreement to work together to support the Office’s work to fight trafficking on the ground in Uganda. The agreement provides support for the Institute’s Special Counsel, as well as expand resources to bring an Associate Legal Counsel … Continue reading Institute Renews Agreement with Uganda’s Public Prosecution Office

Institute Report featured in Dallas News

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute’s 2017 Federal Human Trafficking Report was cited as a source of data in a column published by the Dallas Morning News on February 24, 2019. The article, entitled “Sex trafficking victims, silenced by abuse, can’t be expected to speak up for themselves,” was written by Erin Nealy Cox, … Continue reading Institute Report featured in Dallas News

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

By: MOLLY WICKER Applications for the 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship cohort will be accepted until 5 PM EST on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Inspired by Fredrick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, The Human Trafficking Institute provides this opportunity for second- and third-year law students to participate in an eight-month fellowship program focused on developing … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

Institute Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Favor of Lower Court’s Restitution Award

By: MOLLY WICKER The Human Trafficking Institute recently filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in a case against an Oklahoma man convicted of sex trafficking for purchasing commercial sex from children (read the full brief here). On appeal is whether the defendant, Curtis Anthony, can be … Continue reading Institute Files Amicus Curiae Brief in Favor of Lower Court’s Restitution Award

Institute Director Speaks on Mechanisms to Navigate Criminal Justice Systems at Human Trafficking Conference

The Human Trafficking Institute’s Director of Law Enforcement Operations, Dave Rogers, recently spoke on a panel entitled “Maximizing Global Cooperation and Reducing Demand,” along with Justice Mike Chibita, Director of Public Prosecutions in Uganda. The panel was part of the National Association of Attorneys General and International Association of Prosecutors Global Conference on Human Trafficking … Continue reading Institute Director Speaks on Mechanisms to Navigate Criminal Justice Systems at Human Trafficking Conference

Douglass Fellow Hosts Advocacy Event with Annick Febrey

By: MOLLY WICKER On January 28th, Pepperdine University’s Sudreau Global Justice Program and the Palmer Center, in partnership with The Human Trafficking Institute, welcomed Annick Febrey, the Institute’s Director of Government and Corporate Relations, to speak on labor trafficking, supply chain transparency, and corporate accountability. The event was organized by Sarah Hammil, a 2018-19 Douglass … Continue reading Douglass Fellow Hosts Advocacy Event with Annick Febrey