UN Special Rapporteur Report Promotes HTI Recommendations

Last week, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons released a report including points HTI recommended in its submission. Douglass Fellow Sam Franks drafted the HTI submission after the Special Rapporteur requested input from civil society groups to incorporate in her report on the non-punishment principle. The non-punishment principle is the concept that … Continue reading UN Special Rapporteur Report Promotes HTI Recommendations

2021 Department of State TIP Report Features HTI Efforts in Uganda

The U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) yesterday. This year, the report featured the efforts of HTI’s team in Uganda to support our government partners to continue combating trafficking despite significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. When our team could not support prosecutors and investigators in person … Continue reading 2021 Department of State TIP Report Features HTI Efforts in Uganda

CBS News Interviews HTI CEO on Key Trends in the Enforcement of U.S. Human Trafficking Laws

Following the release of the 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report, HTI CEO Victor Boutros spoke with CBS News anchor Anne-Marie Green about trends in the prosecution of human trafficking in the United States over the past two decades.  Boutros spoke about the demographics of victims seen in the Report: “Traffickers often prey on the existing … Continue reading CBS News Interviews HTI CEO on Key Trends in the Enforcement of U.S. Human Trafficking Laws

2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report

The 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report is an annual publication of the Human Trafficking Institute that provides comprehensive data from every federal criminal and civil human trafficking case that United States courts handle each year. For the first time, the 2020 Report compiles data from every federal human trafficking prosecution since 2000, the year the … Continue reading 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report

HTI Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 579 Human Trafficking Cases in 2020

The 2020 Federal Human Trafficking Report was released today on our website. The Report, a project of HTI, is a continuation of HTI’s efforts to provide comprehensive and objective data about every criminal and civil human trafficking case that federal courts handle each year. For the first time, the 2020 Report compiles data from every … Continue reading HTI Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 579 Human Trafficking Cases in 2020

HTI’s 2020 Annual Report Details Great Progress Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

The Human Trafficking Institute’s 2020 Annual Report details progress made towards implementing the HTI model in Partner Countries Belize and Uganda as well as steps taken by leadership to promote sustainable growth of HTI’s work. In Uganda, HTI achieved remarkable success due to the dedication of its staff on-the-ground who worked to train more police … Continue reading HTI’s 2020 Annual Report Details Great Progress Despite COVID-19 Pandemic

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