An Open Letter: Freedom Needs Truth

Freedom Needs Truth is a coalition of organizations, including the Human Trafficking Institute, dedicated to fighting human trafficking, who are warning about the dangers posed by QAnon conspiracy theories. On October 21, 2020, Freedom Needs Truth posted an open letter to Candidates, the Media, Political Parties, and Policymakers. Click here to read the letter.

Special Counsel Assists in Properly Charging UPDF Officer with Aggravated Trafficking in Children

By: KELLI L. ROSS Tyler Dunman, the Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda, recently assisted in getting a Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) officer properly charged with the first-ever Aggravated Trafficking in Children charge to be filed in Kabale District. In mid-June, the UPDF officer was arrested and charged after abducting and sexually exploiting a 16-year-old … Continue reading Special Counsel Assists in Properly Charging UPDF Officer with Aggravated Trafficking in Children

Suspected Traffickers Arrested and Charged in Two Cases in Uganda

By: KELLI L. ROSS Trafficking cases continue to move through the justice pipeline in Uganda, where the Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda Tyler Dunman is supporting of the work of police, prosecutors, and non-governmental partners in the country. In the midst of stay-at-orders, Dunman has continued to assist and advise government officials in the charging … Continue reading Suspected Traffickers Arrested and Charged in Two Cases in Uganda

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

Federal Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 606 Criminal Human Trafficking Cases in 2019

By: KELLI L. ROSS The 2019 Federal Human Trafficking Report was released today on the Human Trafficking Institute’s website. The Report, a project of the Institute, is a continuation of the Institute’s efforts to provide comprehensive data about every criminal and civil human trafficking case that federal courts handle each year. In 2019, there were … Continue reading Federal Report Finds U.S. Federal Courts Handled 606 Criminal Human Trafficking Cases 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

Two Suspected Traffickers Arrested and Charged in Uganda

By: KELLI L. ROSS In the midst of stay-at-home orders in Uganda due to COVID-19, the Institute’s Special Counsel Tyler Dunman continues to support of the work of police, prosecutors, and non-governmental partners in the country. Many, including the Institute team, anticipated that after weeks of lockdown, a spike in reported domestic exploitation of women … Continue reading Two Suspected Traffickers Arrested and Charged in Uganda

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