Belize Celebrates Second Conviction Ever Under 2013 TIP Act

By: MOLLY WICKER Belize recently celebrated its second conviction ever under its 2013 Trafficking in Persons Act. On March 10, a jury unanimously found the defendant, Rosa Anita Garcia Julian, guilty of two counts of human trafficking. This was both the first human trafficking trial, and the first conviction in Belize, since 2016. The case was based on an investigation that … Continue reading Belize Celebrates Second Conviction Ever Under 2013 TIP Act

Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-21 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

By: REBECCA JUN Applications for the 2020-21 Douglass Fellowship cohort will be accepted until 11:59pm EST Sunday, May 3, 2020. 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 future leaders in the … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-21 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

Uganda’s National Police Human Trafficking Department Trained to Conduct TIP Investigations

By: REBECCA JUN The Human Trafficking Institute recently partnered with Uganda’s National Police Human Trafficking Department to train 32 members of its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Department and detectives from border posts around Uganda. This two-day training was held on February 20, at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) at Kibuli in Kampala, Uganda. The training … Continue reading Uganda’s National Police Human Trafficking Department Trained to Conduct TIP Investigations

Douglass Fellow Hosts Advocacy Event “Defending Farmworker Rights in North Carolina” at UNC Law

By: REBECCA JUN As future leaders in the anti-human trafficking movement, the Institute’s Douglass Fellows host an advocacy event at their law school addressing a topic of their choice. Rachel Geissler, a third-year law student at the University of North Caroline Law, hosted her advocacy event, “Defending Farmworker Rights in North Carolina,” on February 4. … Continue reading Douglass Fellow Hosts Advocacy Event “Defending Farmworker Rights in North Carolina” at UNC Law

Expert Human Trafficking Prosecutor Joins Institute in Uganda

By: REBECCA JUN Tyler Dunman joins the Institute as the Special Counsel in Uganda. In this role, he will work in Uganda’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) providing expertise and supporting prosecutors who are working on trafficking cases. His position is one of the Institute’s three strategic components of our model to … Continue reading Expert Human Trafficking Prosecutor Joins Institute in Uganda

Uganda’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Partners with the Institute to Celebrate Uganda’s PTIP Act 10-Year Anniversary

By: REBECCA JUN Uganda’s government and civil society commemorated the 10th anniversary of the country’s Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act (PTIP Act) on October 23 in Kampala. The PTIP Act was Uganda’s first law to demonstrate its commitment to fight against human trafficking, prohibiting all forms of human trafficking and prescribed punishments up to … Continue reading Uganda’s Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Partners with the Institute to Celebrate Uganda’s PTIP Act 10-Year Anniversary

The Institute and Belize Police Department Conduct Trainings to Identify Potential Victims of Trafficking

By: REBECCA JUN The Human Trafficking Institute partnered with the Belize Police Department to conduct Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Identification and Referral trainings at the Belize Central Prison in Hattieville, 15 miles southwest of Belize City. This series of five trainings began on September 18. Virgilio Murillo, CEO of the Belize prison, called the prison to action … Continue reading The Institute and Belize Police Department Conduct Trainings to Identify Potential Victims of Trafficking

Douglass Fellows Learn from Experts in D.C.

By: MOLLY WICKER The Institute’s third class of Douglass Fellows joined staff for two days of hands-on orientation and training in Washington, D.C. in September. This year’s class had the unique opportunity to not only hear from members of the Institute team, but also from experts in the field, who shared how their legal experience … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Learn from Experts in D.C.

The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors

By: MOLLY WICKER This September, the Human Trafficking Institute will welcome seven students from some of the nation’s top law programs for the 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship class. This 8-month public service fellowship is named in honor of Frederick Douglass and his commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy. The Douglass Fellowship provides exceptional law students a … Continue reading The Human Trafficking Institute Selects 2019-20 Douglass Fellowship Class, Announces Mentors