Library for Business Sector

Columbia Human Rights Law Review

Coordinating U.S. Law on Immigration and Human Trafficking: Lifting the Lamp to Victims

B. Loftus — 2011

Argues that, because trafficking laws and immigration laws have developed in isolation, inconsistencies exist within these two bodies of law; supports the view that migration and human trafficking exist on a continuum; advocates for a coordinated governmental approach to immigration enforcement and human trafficking laws; provides recommendations for harmonizing U.S. policies in the two areas, including (1) Addressing implications of employment-based immigration reforms for trafficking victims; (2) Informing migrant workers about their rights; (3) Training law enforcement; (4) Conforming states’ laws with the TVPA; (5) Ensuring traffickers are identified and prosecuted through investigations of employers.

Lexis Nexis/Stop the Traffik

Dressed to Kill?

October 2014

A report from LexisNexis and STOP THE TRAFFIK shining a light on the dark truth behind the fashion industry. This report investigates the relationship between cotton and human trafficking. ‘Dressed to Kill’ focuses on the 2,618 English language articles identified in the LexisNexis® Human Trafficking Awareness Index™ directly relating to human trafficking and the global garment supply chain in the period 1 January 2013 until 31 March 2014.

The White House

Executive Order—Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal Contracts (2012)

President Barack Obama — September 25, 2012

Executive Order, modeled on successful practices in the private sector, strengthens protections against trafficking in persons in Federal contracting and helps to protect vulnerable individuals as contractors and subcontractors perform vital services and manufacture the goods procured by the United States. Requirements include annual certifications, compliance plans, self-reporting.

released by The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

Fact Sheet: Obama Administration Announces Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking at Home and Abroad

Discusses: (1) Executive Order Strengthening Protections in Federal Contracts; (2) Tools and Training to Identify and Assist Trafficking Victims; (3) Increased Resources for Victims; (4) Federal Strategic Action Plan (Global Business Coalition Against Trafficking, U.S. Travel Association’s Anti-Trafficking Tool Kit, Counter-Trafficking in Persons Campus Challenge, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health Research Partnership with Goldman Sachs Foundation and Advisory Council on Child Trafficking, Made in the Free World Initiative, etc.).

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement

Fact Sheets, prepared for Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE)

Fact Sheets discussing: (1) National Human Trafficking Resource Center; (2) Human Trafficking (Definition, How Victims are Trafficked; Trafficking vs. Smuggling); (3) Sex Trafficking; (4) Labor Trafficking (Forms, Identifying Victims, Health Impacts); (5) Victim Assistance (Benefits and Services Available to Victims, Temporary Immigration Status and Relief); (6) Federal Efforts to Assist Victims of Human Trafficking; (7) Certification for Adult Victims of Trafficking (T Visa, Continued Presence); (8) Child Victims of Human Trafficking (Definition, Identification, Reporting, Assistance).

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Laws of Georgia

Georgia House Bill 141

Enacted, Effective Date: May 6, 2013

(1) Requires certain businesses/establishments to post model notice to enable human trafficking victims to obtain help/services; (2) Requires Georgia Bureau of Investigation to develop/post the model notice on its website; (3) Provides penalties for traffickers.

Walk Free Foundation

Global Slavery Index 2013

Walk Free Foundation — October 17, 2013

“This is the first edition of the Global Slavery Index. It is the first Index of its kind – providing an estimate, country by country, of the number of people living in modern slavery today.” The Index: (1) measures the size of the modern slavery problem, country by country; provides a quantitative ranking of 162 countries around the world according to the estimated prevalence of slavery (i.e., estimated percentage of enslaved people in the national population at a point in time); (2) Examines the risk factors and outlines the strength of the government responses in the fight against modern slavery. The estimated number of enslaved in the U.S. is 57.000-63,000.