Republican Plan to End Shutdown Unlikely to Win Over Democrats

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have released a spending proposal that would end the partial government shutdown, taking direction from a proposal by President Donald Trump that he called a “compromise plan” but which Democrats say will
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Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery

This article by Secretary of State Kerry was first published in the online version of the Boston Globe on April 20. There are no republication restrictions. Working with the Vatican Against Modern Slavery by John Kerry, Secretary of State Last month, I traveled to Rome with President Obama, where I (more...)

U.S. Agencies Join Forces to Combat Human Trafficking

By Jane Morse Staff Writer The Obama administration, as part of its commitment to fight human trafficking, has produced the first Federal Strategic Action Plan on Services for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States. The five-year plan, released January 14, lays out a path for increased collaboration among (more...)

Kerry on First Reward Offer for Transnational Crime Information

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY First Reward Offer for Transnational Organized Crime Information I am proud to announce the State Department’s first-ever reward for information leading to the dismantling of a transnational criminal organization, as part of our new Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program. The involvement of sophisticated transnational criminal organizations (more...)

Legislators Consider New Law to Prevent Human Trafficking

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The crime of human trafficking has achieved steadily increasing attention in international law enforcement and judicial circles since 2000. The United Nations adopted an international convention against trafficking in persons that year, and 117 nations are now signatories to that agreement. That same year, (more...)

Airlines, U.S. Agencies Partner to Combat Human Trafficking

Under a new partnership with the U.S. government, four American commercial airlines will train their employees to recognize human trafficking indicators, both in flight and on the ground. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan announced the (more...)

U.S. Agencies Cite Progress Against Human Trafficking

By Jane Morse Staff Writer Better coordination among U.S. federal government agencies is showing results in the struggle to end human trafficking, U.S. officials say. At the annual meeting of the President’s Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, held at the White House May 17, Attorney (more...)

Information Technology Becomes Tool to Stop Human Trafficking

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Human traffickers have been exploiting the innocent for millennia and continue to do so today, even while global moral and legal standards condemn the newest methods of enslavement. Many nations have revised laws to better crack down on trafficking, prevent prosecution of victims (more...)

Partnerships Key to Ending Modern Slavery

Partnerships are key to ending human trafficking, which currently enslaves some 27 million people worldwide. That is the message sent by the first White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking. The April 10 event brought together leaders from government, the private sector, law enforcement and academia, advocates and (more...)

Human Trafficking Day In Pennsylvania

On the first day of the 2013 legislative session, a resolution introduced by State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) recognizing Human Trafficking Awareness Day unanimously passed the Senate. The resolution designated January 11, 2013 as “Human Trafficking Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania, a day to work toward ending human trafficking around the world (more...)

Human Trafficking Bill Becomes Law

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) announced that two companion bills to legislation he sponsored in the Senate have been signed into law by Gov. Corbett. H.B. 235 calls for the posting of a human trafficking hotline number in certain establishments across the state and H.B. 1616 (more...)

Advoctes Raising Human Trafficking Awareness Through Billboards

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) today teamed up with human trafficking advocates and concerned corporate partners to announce the launch of a new, statewide human trafficking awareness billboard campaign. More than 50 billboards around the state will promote the National Human Trafficking Hotline, (more...)

Transnational Crime: Challenge for All

This article is part of the eJournal USA issue "Partnerships Against Corruption."
By Louise Shelley Organized crime cannot function without corruption of officials. Transnational crime syndicates need to “buy” customs officials, border officials and sometimes consular officials to facilitate drug or human trafficking, firearms smuggling or other

Human Trafficking Legislation Approved By Senate Committee

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Delaware/Montgomery) today held a press conference to announce the approval of his human trafficking hotline bill by the Senate Labor and Industry Committee. That bill, Senate Bill 338, would require posting of the Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline in establishments with a liquor (more...)

USAID, OSCE Fighting Human Trafficking in Azerbaijan

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe are collaborating to combat human trafficking and improve access to the justice system in Azerbaijan. Michael Greene, USAID’s Azerbaijan mission director, and Koray Targay, head of the OSCE office in Baku, signed (more...)


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