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April 03, 2017 The banking industry has started to crack down on traffickers who use their banks, credit cards, and financial institutions to house and transport their illicit profits. In April of 2013 the...
March 24, 2017 By Cassidy Slater In February, the French Parliament adopted a new law establishing a duty of vigilance for businesses, requiring them to monitor their company and supply chains for human rights...
March 20, 2017 Last October the AP’s investigation into Hawaii’s multi-million-dollar fishing industry brought light to possible forced labor offenses happening off the coast of the United States. Hawaii has...
March 15, 2017 A 2016 Washington Post investigation of the cobalt industry in the Democratic Republic of Congo brought to light the dangerous conditions that miners there face. Per the report, it is estimated that...
March 06, 2017 TOP ITEMS Revised Refugee Ban President Trump today signed a new executive order suspending the refugee resettlement program, and banning the issuance of new visas and entry to the United...
March 01, 2017 By Cassidy Slater Palm oil is found in approximately 50 percent of common grocery and household products. Since 1980, palm oil production has increased significantly and is expected to double...
February 22, 2017 By Cassidy Slater On January 16, the State Department signed a law-enforcement agreement with Cuba outlining potential collaboration on several security and criminal issues, including human...

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Video | February 17, 2017
Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First: Anyone who seeks to deprive traffickers of their ability to prey on vulnerable people cannot in good conscience slam the door on refugees...
Testimony | February 14, 2017
TESTIMONY OF ELISA MASSIMINO PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER HUMAN RIGHTS FIRST Hearing on Ending Modern Slavery: Building on Success Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...
Blueprint | February 14, 2017
The United States abolished slavery with the ratification of the 13th Amendment more than 150 years ago, and slavery is illegal everywhere. However, the International Labor Organization estimates...
Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
 “When the United States stands up for human rights, by example at home and by effort abroad, we align ourselves with men and women around the world who struggle for the right to speak their...