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2017-TIP-Report-Release

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Oct 2017

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2017 TIP Report: Political Influence and Inconsistent Rankings

  By Leanne McCallum, Senior Associate and Brooke Ward, Interim Social Media Director The much-anticipated U.S. Department of State (DOS) Trafficking in Persons Report 2017 was released earlier this June to a cacophony of criticism. As in past years, anti- trafficking organizations were vocal about the perceived politicization ...

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Nov 2016

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Psychological Abuse is an Inherent Part of Human Trafficking

  By Seth Daire, Research Assistant Monetary profit may be the tangible driver for human trafficking and other forms of slavery, but control is the psychological benefit. A person does not need to be bought or sold to be trafficked. Physical abuse or restraints aren’t required for it to be trafficking. Underlying the illegal ...

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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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djibouti-sex-trafficking

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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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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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Mar 2016

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Men for Wood: State Enabled Exploitation in Russia and North Korea

  By Jillian Janflone, Graduate Director  This is the second in a two-part series about North Korea and human trafficking.  The first entry can be found here. North Korea is actively involved in the selling of its own citizens to Russia. Due to a harsh combination of economic mismanagement and natural disasters, North Korea ...

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Feb 2016

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8 Things to do Instead of Worrying about the Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Myth

  By Rex Hamaker, Marketing and Communications Director Reports of waves of sex trafficking victims being shipped to major sporting events, including the Super Bowl, are popping up all over newsfeeds in the run up to the big game.  Journalists with integrity note, though often buried deep into their stories, that these fears ...

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Feb 2016

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HTC Hosts Yvonne Zimmerman

By Rachael Laustrup, Research Associate Yvonne Zimmerman spoke to students at the Human Trafficking Center on October 28, 2015.  A graduate of the Iliff School of Theology and the Korbel School of International Studies, Zimmerman, author of Other Dreams of Freedom: Religion, Sex and Human Trafficking(2012), sheds light on ...

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Jan 2016

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HTC Hosts Author Kevin Bales

By Corey Greer, Research Assistant Before he spoke on NPR, he spoke at DU. On November 13, 2015, the Human Trafficking Center hosted human rights author and activist Kevin Bales to speak on his then forthcoming book Blood and Earth (2016), documenting a link between abuses of labor, human rights, and the environment. A Professor […]

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