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How COVID-19 restrictions and the economic consequences are likely to impact migrant smuggling and cross-border trafficking in persons to Europe and North America
Publications
14 May 2020

The unprecedented crisis that COVID-19 has suddenly unleashed upon the. world is affecting all aspects of society and is likely to have an effect on the routes and characteristics of both regular and irregular migration. Smuggling of migrants and trafficking...

Regional study on defining recruitment fees and related costs: The Americas
Publications
12 May 2020

This regional, comparative study aims to summarize the situation in the Americas, by identifying regional and national policies and legislation on defining recruitment fees and related costs and regulation of Public Employment Services (PES) and Private Employment Agencies (PEAs). The...

COVID-19: Human Trafficking and Exploitation
Publications
06 May 2020

Human trafficking is the crime of using force or fraud for the purpose of compelled labor or a commercial sex act. The United States considers “trafficking in persons,” “human trafficking,” and “modern slavery” to be interchangeable umbrella terms that refer...

Freedom First Celebrating 20 Years of Progress to Combat Human Trafficking
Publications
01 January 2020

This retrospective report provides a historical perspective on the context in which the TVPA (the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000) was crafted, celebrates the major accomplishments of the United States government, and provides a view of the major areas...

We Need to Do Better– Let’s End Online Child Sexual Abuse Material Crimes in the USA
GuidancePublications
01 December 2019

Despite the astounding growth in child sexual abuse material (CSAM) crimes over the past twenty years, the general public has little understanding about what it means, how vast the problem is, and how violently children are abused in order to...

Investor Snapshot: Forced Labour in the Foresting Industry
Publications
12 November 2019

It is estimated that 13 million workers are employed in the formal forestry sector while another 41 million workers are employed in the informal forestry sector. Much of this work takes place in remote areas where there is a lack...

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