Institute Highlighted in Dallas Morning News Op-Ed

Thomas S. Hibbs, president of The University of Dallas, wrote an Op-Ed for the Dallas Morning News, titled “Winning the human trafficking fight.” In the article, published on January 6, 2021, Hibbs highlights the work of the Institute and CEO Victor Boutros. Consistent enforcement is not a simple matter. It requires political will and the … Continue reading Institute Highlighted in Dallas Morning News Op-Ed

Northwestern College Nominates Currier Wheeler for CCCU Young Alumni Award

Alyssa Currier Wheeler, the Institute’s Associate Legal Counsel, has been named Northwestern College’s nominee for the 2021 Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) Young Alumni Award. The award recognizes an individual who has achieved uncommon leadership or success in a way that reflects the values of Christian higher education. The winner will be chosen … Continue reading Northwestern College Nominates Currier Wheeler for CCCU Young Alumni Award

Ugandan Media Outlet Highlights Work of Institute in Child Trafficking Cases

New Vision highlighted Special Counsel to Uganda Tyler Dunman in its September 17, 2020, article, “A push for safe spaces in courts for victims of child trafficking.” “We all have an obligation that the privacy and the confidentiality of victims are protected,” he said. Drawing from the PTIP Act, Dunman said judicial officers are part … Continue reading Ugandan Media Outlet Highlights Work of Institute in Child Trafficking Cases

Freedom For All Interviews Tyler Dunman

Freedom For All recently interviewed Institute Special Counsel to Uganda Tyler Dunman for a partner story on their website, entitled “Fighting Human Trafficking During The Pandemic: A Look At The Human Trafficking Institute’s Work In Uganda.” Chloé Perceval, Freedom for All Communications Manager, writes, “As the pandemic keeps affecting us all, we want to keep … Continue reading Freedom For All Interviews Tyler Dunman

Institute Special Counsel Supports Arrests and Charging in Ugandan Child Trafficking Cases

By: KELLI L. ROSS In recent months, there has been an increase in child sacrifice cases as a form of child trafficking in Uganda. The Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda Tyler Dunman has supported the work of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Ugandan Police Force to arrest and charge suspected … Continue reading Institute Special Counsel Supports Arrests and Charging in Ugandan Child Trafficking Cases

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

The Institute’s 2019 Annual Report is now available

By: KELLI L. ROSS The 2019 Annual Report provides an overview of the Institute’s mission and strategy for decimating trafficking, as well as including exciting highlights and milestones from the past year. In 2019, remarkable progress was made in Uganda and Belize. In Uganda, the government created a specialized Human Trafficking Department within the Ugandan … Continue reading The Institute’s 2019 Annual Report is now available

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