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

#InContext: Karl Marx

By: RACHEL UNGAR Karl Marx sought to reform what he viewed as the most serious problem of his era: the poverty and exploitation of the working class. Through his efforts to understand the causes underlying these societal ills, Marx developed a theory of history known as economic determinism: that contemporary societies take their shape, or … Continue reading #InContext: Karl Marx

Douglass Fellows Mentor Joins Department of Justice

By: Molly Wicker Betsy Hutson, a Douglass Fellows mentor and experienced prosecutor, recently announced that she will join the Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit in the Civil Rights Division, Criminal Section. She will be a trial attorney. Most recently, Hutson worked for McGuire Woods, where she led the team that won the largest civil single-plaintiff human … Continue reading Douglass Fellows Mentor Joins Department of Justice

Institute CEO Speaks at UVA Darden

BY: MOLLY WICKER Victor Boutros, Institute CEO, spoke to Executive MBA students at the University of Virginia’s D.C. Darden School of Business campus. The talk, which focused on the economics of human trafficking, provided students with an opportunity to apply what they recently learned about Global Economies and Markets (GEM) and Operations, including supply chain. … Continue reading Institute CEO Speaks at UVA Darden

Regent University School of Law Cites Institute

By: MOLLY WICKER In a recent article analyzing the outcomes of the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report, Regent University School of Law Professor S. Ernie Walton cites the Human Trafficking Institute’s partnership with Uganda as a key factor in the country’s continued progress. “With this partnership,” Walton writes, “a well-functioning justice system, various other measures … Continue reading Regent University School of Law Cites Institute

Institute Cited in Belize Media Coverage on TIP Ranking

By: MOLLY WICKER On June 20, 2019, the U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, in which Belize received an improved Tier 2 Watch List ranking. After four consecutive years of receiving a failing grade, the improved ranking demonstrates the country’s committed efforts to training dedicated police officers and prosecutors to … Continue reading Institute Cited in Belize Media Coverage on TIP Ranking

Belize Improves Its U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report Ranking

By: KELLI L. ROSS Yesterday morning, the U.S. Department of State released its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which ranks 187 countries on how well they are combatting human trafficking. Countries that receive the lowest ranking are subject to economic sanctions from the United States. This year, Belize received an improved Tier 2 Watch … Continue reading Belize Improves Its U.S. Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report Ranking

Human Trafficking Trial Attorney Joins Institute

By: MOLLY WICKER Lindsey Roberson is the most recent expert to join the Human Trafficking Institute’s deep bench of experienced anti-trafficking professionals. As the Senior Legal Counsel, she will work to develop and maintain relationships with government officials in Belize and Uganda, help to establish and support specialized units, conduct legal research, and provide leadership, … Continue reading Human Trafficking Trial Attorney Joins Institute

Annick Febrey Cited in Reuters Article About Slave-Made Goods

By: MOLLY WICKER In an article published by Reuters, entitled “U.S. ban on slave-made goods nets tiny fraction of $400 billion threat,” the Institute’s Director of Government and Corporate Relations Annick Febrey share insights into the world of human trafficking within corporate supply chains. Although Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has allocated a few of … Continue reading Annick Febrey Cited in Reuters Article About Slave-Made Goods