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July 18, 2016 By Rachel Buchan On July 12, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) and the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International...
July 12, 2016 By Lewis Golove How are our smartphones made? Underneath the sleek design are dozens of minerals processed in hundreds of factories by thousands of workers. From minerals sourced from militia-...
July 12, 2016 By Rachel Buchan On June 28th the Senate judiciary committee convened a hearing to evaluate the Justice Department’s (DOJ) efficacy in implementing the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act (JVTA...
July 08, 2016 The 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, released June 30 by the State Department, ranks countries from Tier 1 to Tier 3 based on their efforts to combat human trafficking. The United States...
July 06, 2016 The 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which the State Department released on June 30, documents a significant increase in both the number of human trafficking prosecutions and the number of...
July 05, 2016 TOP ITEMS Bahrain This week President Obama travels to Poland, where he and other world leaders will attend the July 8-9 NATO summit. Human Rights First is pressing President Obama to use the...
June 30, 2016 Washington, D.C.- Human Rights First today welcomed new data in the State Department’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report indicating that global prosecutions of human trafficking rose by 88...

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Letter | March 23, 2016
March 18, 2016 The Honorable Richard C. Shelby Chairman Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies U.S. Senate Washington, DC 20510...
Factsheet | January 14, 2016
Download S.553: End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015 Modern slavery is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. It is a profit driven business; the International Labour...
Factsheet | January 07, 2016
“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business,...
Blueprint | December 18, 2015
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. Yet in the world today there are an estimated 20.9 million people...