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

Director of Victim Services Cited on Labor Trafficking in DAME Magazine

In DAME Magazine’s recent article, How the Pandemic has Affected Survivors of Human Trafficking, the Institute’s Director of Victim Services, Marie Martinez Israelite, commented on the pervasiveness of labor trafficking within the U.S. The article describes how the economic instability brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already-challenging financial situations of trafficking survivors … Continue reading Director of Victim Services Cited on Labor Trafficking in DAME Magazine

Institute Publishes Resource on Prosecution-led Investigations in Uganda

By: ALYSSA CURRIER This month, the Institute published a Best Practices for Prosecution-led Trafficking in Persons Investigations in Uganda field manual for justice sector professionals who are investigating and prosecuting human trafficking crimes in Uganda. The new resource focuses on how to conduct “prosecution-led investigations,” which is a collaborative enforcement approach. “Prosecution-led investigative strategies are … Continue reading Institute Publishes Resource on Prosecution-led Investigations in Uganda

Report Reveals Increase in Criminal & Civil Human Trafficking Suits Brought Against Hotel Chains in 2019

By: KELLI L. ROSS The 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report, which was released on May 26, revealed an increase in both criminal and civil human trafficking suits brought against hotel chains in 2019. The Report, a project of the Institute, is a continuation of the Institute’s efforts to provide comprehensive data about every criminal and … Continue reading Report Reveals Increase in Criminal & Civil Human Trafficking Suits Brought Against Hotel Chains in 2019

2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report

The 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report is an annual publication of the Institute that provides comprehensive data from every federal criminal and civil human trafficking case that United States courts handle each year. The Report’s findings are not a prevalence estimate of trafficking in the United States, but instead serve as an objective summary of … Continue reading 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report

Belizean students exposed to Trafficking In Persons through Moot Trial

By: CHERISSE FRANCIS This month, 13 Belizean undergraduate students participated in a human trafficking moot trial at the Supreme Court in Belmopan, Belize. Twelve of these students are enrolled in the Criminal Justice Pathway at Galen University, while one is a student at St. John’s Junior College located in Belize City, Belize. This moot trial, … Continue reading Belizean students exposed to Trafficking In Persons through Moot Trial

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

TraffickingMatters.com Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

By: TAYLOR KING One year ago today – April 18, 2018 – the Institute launched TraffickingMatters.com, a first-of-its-kind global resource platform to combat human trafficking featuring original content in Trending Cases and Articles as well as a robust Resource section. Now, one year later, the site features 326 resources from 41 individual organizations leading the … Continue reading TraffickingMatters.com Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Israelite Featured in Bucknell Alumni Magazine

By: MOLLY WICKER The Institute’s Director of Victim Services, Marie Martinez Israelite, was featured in the spring issue of Bucknell University’s alumni magazine. Israelite, who graduated from Bucknell in 2000, has worked in a variety of capacities where she honed she expertise in victims services work. In her role at the Institute, Israelite is responsible … Continue reading Israelite Featured in Bucknell Alumni Magazine