HTI Director of Legal Engagement Provides Insights on Human Trafficking in Supply Chains for Security Magazine

Security magazine recently interviewed Director of Legal Engagement Lindsey Roberson about mitigating risks of human trafficking in supply chains. Lindsey shared insights for companies about proactive identification of possible labor trafficking and prevention of trafficking through supply chain transparency. The article provides recommendations for businesses looking to prevent forced labor being used to create their … Continue reading HTI Director of Legal Engagement Provides Insights on Human Trafficking in Supply Chains for Security Magazine

Uganda Police Force Celebrates HTI’s Gift of 2 Vehicles

On Tuesday, August 24th, our team in Uganda participated in a ceremony to hand over two new vehicles to the Uganda Police Force Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) for use in their human trafficking investigations. The vehicles were purchased by HTI after the CID expressed a need for bigger vehicles that would allow them to pursue … Continue reading Uganda Police Force Celebrates HTI’s Gift of 2 Vehicles

Court Rules Consistently with HTI Amicus on Sentencing Guidelines for Traffickers

On August 9, 2021, a federal appeals court agreed with HTI’s recommendations submitted last year in an amicus curiae (or “friend of the court”) brief, or a legal document providing third-party assistance and background to the court. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, Georgia upheld a 121-month prison sentence for Alvero Valdez, who … Continue reading Court Rules Consistently with HTI Amicus on Sentencing Guidelines for Traffickers

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