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Jun 2016

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The Global Slavery Index: Helpful or Harmful?

  By Jeanne Crump, Senior Associate The Global Slavery Index, published by the Walk Free Foundation and its partners, estimates the number of people living in modern day slavery in 167 countries. In their 2016 findings, Walk Free estimates there are 45.8 million people enslaved worldwide. According to the Foundation, the index ...

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May 2016

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Sending the Vulnerable to Traffickers: Refugees and Migration Policies

By Amber Moffett, Research Assistant “With the expanded scope of informed participants across sectors, and an increase in transnational research on core legal issues and procedures, there is hope for a significantly stronger international refugee protection regime. The search for the necessary political will, however, remains a ...

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May 2016

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Djibouti’s Ranking Watered Down in TIP Report?

  By guest bloggers Hannah Kooy & Sanne Terlingen, OneWorld.nl This blog is part of a series based on the original, investigative research of the authors. Their full report can be found here. The first blog – Djibouti: The Next Thailand? – can be read here. As has been observed in previous HTC blogs and ...

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Sold film sex trafficking

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May 2016

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Film Review: Sold

  By Rex Hamaker, Director of Marketing and Communications Bottom line The goal of the film is to raise awareness and money to fight trafficking. If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably sufficiently aware that minors are commercially sexually exploited.  Instead of buying a ticket, donate directly to anti-trafficking ...

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Missing Links and Misperceptions: Examining the Current Criminal Justice Response to Human Trafficking

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May 2016

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Missing Links and Misperceptions: Criminal Justice and Human Trafficking

  By Jocelyn Iverson, Research Assistant Roadblocks Misperceptions, preconceived notions and a lack of adequate training have put up multiple roadblocks within the criminal justice system to the liberation and rehabilitation of survivors of human trafficking.  The fact that trafficked persons are already a vulnerable, often ...

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Apr 2016

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Djibouti: The Next Thailand?

  By guest bloggers Hannah Kooy & Sanne Terlingen,* OneWorld.nl This blog is part of a series based on the original, investigative research of the authors.  Their full report can be found here. The second part of this series will be published soon. One hundred thousand a year. That’s the International Organization for ...

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Apr 2016

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How Immigration Policies Create Smugglers

  Note: This blog was originally published on the Allegra Laboratory website. You can find the original post here. By Rebecca Galemba, PhD, Faculty Fellow Since 2012, Mexico has stepped up efforts to combat human trafficking. In practice, trafficking and human smuggling are often conflated by officials and law enforcement. It ...

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Apr 2016

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Saving Human Trafficking Survivors from their “Saviors”

  By Kristy Kumar, Research Assistant U.S. Federal and international law concerning human trafficking make clear distinctions between sex trafficking and sex work. Many service providers and advocacy groups do not. In promoting a narrative that conflates sex work and sex trafficking, these groups often silence the very ones they ...

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30

Mar 2016

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Constitutional Loophole Allows Forced Labor in the U.S.

  By Briana Simmons, Research Assistant The Non-abolition of Slavery Recently, many prominent anti-trafficking organizations lauded the passage of a bill  closing a loophole that allowed the import of goods produced by forced labor.  None of them noted the irony that the US Constitution allows for such goods to be produced, ...

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Human Trafficking Coltan Congo

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Mar 2016

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Sanctions against the DRC Won’t End Slavery

  By Catie Fowler, Research Assistant The Issue The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a nation beset by civil conflict.  A multitude of armed groups vie for power in the eastern Kivu provinces of the country, waging guerilla-style warfare against the Congolese military and against each other.  These groups control the ...

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