Prosecutors & Investigators Throughout Uganda Implement HTI and Liberty Shared’s New Tool

This year, our Uganda team, Liberty Shared, and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) created a new tool for prosecutors working on human trafficking cases. The Trafficking in Persons Mobile App Platform (TIPMAP) is Uganda’s first database designed to collect and share data about human trafficking investigations and prosecutions.  Ensuring prosecutors and … Continue reading Prosecutors & Investigators Throughout Uganda Implement HTI and Liberty Shared’s New Tool

First 2021 Human Trafficking Convictions in Belize, HTI Provides Survivor Support

Two defendants in Belize were sentenced on October 28, 2021, for charges related to child trafficking after being convicted on September 28, 2021. Justice Antoinette Moore sentenced Jeffrey Perez to 12 years in prison for child sexual exploitation. Petrona Montejo was sentenced to 10 years for providing a child for sexual exploitation This decision marks … Continue reading First 2021 Human Trafficking Convictions in Belize, HTI Provides Survivor Support

HTI Assists in Trial Resulting in Conviction of Teacher on Human Trafficking Charges

On October 8, 2021, a Ugandan school administrator was found guilty on all charges of child trafficking and given a life sentence. This is the first case in Uganda in which a convicted defendant of child trafficking has been given a life sentence. The defendant had been the headmaster of a boarding school where he … Continue reading HTI Assists in Trial Resulting in Conviction of Teacher on Human Trafficking Charges

HTI and ODPP Celebrate Release of Essential Prosecution Guidelines

This week, our team in Uganda and the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) celebrated the release of a set of guidelines for prosecutors trying human trafficking cases. Our team provided support in writing and crafting the guidelines which will be distributed to prosecutors across the country in upcoming trainings. All prosecutors are expected by the … Continue reading HTI and ODPP Celebrate Release of Essential Prosecution Guidelines

Special Counsel featured in PBS NewsHour segment

Our Special Counsel in Uganda Tyler Dunman was featured in a segment on PBS NewsHour that aired on September 28, 2021. The segment focused on the impact of COVID-19 on child labor and sex trafficking in the country as schools closed. Tyler provided insights into the types of trafficking that have increased due to children … Continue reading Special Counsel featured in PBS NewsHour segment

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

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

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

HTI’s Special Counsel Leads Training of 60 Investigators in Uganda

In April, HTI’s Special Counsel Tyler Dunman led two training sessions for 60 attendees from the Ugandan Directorate of Criminal Investigations. Each training took place over two days and attendees received instruction from Dunman, investigators, prosecutors, and service providers on prosecution-led and victim-centered investigative techniques. Each session covered essential topics like investigative processes for human … Continue reading HTI’s Special Counsel Leads Training of 60 Investigators in Uganda