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

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

Uganda’s National Police Human Trafficking Department Trained to Conduct TIP Investigations

By: REBECCA JUN The Human Trafficking Institute recently partnered with Uganda’s National Police Human Trafficking Department to train 32 members of its Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Department and detectives from border posts around Uganda. This two-day training was held on February 20, at the Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) at Kibuli in Kampala, Uganda. The training … Continue reading Uganda’s National Police Human Trafficking Department Trained to Conduct TIP Investigations

Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda Featured in The Dallas Morning News

The Dallas Morning News featured Tyler Dunman, the Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda, in a news story on March 11, 2020, entitled, “A Houston Prosecutor Took His Family to Uganda to Fight Sex Traffickers. It’s Been a Journey of Faith.” The article recounted his family’s decision to move to Uganda, and how he is partnering … Continue reading Institute’s Special Counsel in Uganda Featured in The Dallas Morning News

Institute’s Associate Legal Counsel Featured in Northwestern College’s Magazine

By: REBECCA JUN Alyssa Currier, the Institute’s Associate Legal Counsel, was featured in a news story entitled, “Modern Slavery Fighter,” published by Northwestern College’s magazine, the Classic. Currier received a B.A. in political science and Spanish from Northwestern, where she initially considered attending law school and pursuing anti-trafficking work. The article explains how this unfolded … Continue reading Institute’s Associate Legal Counsel Featured in Northwestern College’s Magazine

Institute Featured in Uganda News Media Story

By: REBECCA JUN The Institute was featured in a news story entitled “U.S. Trains CID Detectives in Anti Human Trafficking,” published by Chimp Reports on February 20, 2020. The article reported on a training conducted by Uganda’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations and the Institute for Uganda’s National Police Human Trafficking Department. Click here to read … Continue reading Institute Featured in Uganda News Media Story