Author: Lia Ferguson

Lia is from Anacortes, WA and loves making pizzas.

WASHINGTON — With the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the state department had the funding to create a comprehensive report of the global condition of human trafficking and the legal backing to urge for improved conditions abroad. However, demands for justice come only for those whose injustices are identified. On July 12, 2016, the Congressional Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations held a hearing to address identified shortcomings of the State Department’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report. The report is said to have mislabeled strategically important countries as “friendly” for political…

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WASHINGTON D.C. — With the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000, the U.S. State Department gained the funding to create a comprehensive report of global human trafficking and the legal backing to campaign for improved conditions abroad. However, demands for justice come only for those whose injustices are identified. Tuesday, July 12, the Congressional Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations held a hearing to address identified shortcomings of the State Department’s 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report. The report is said to have mislabeled strategically important countries as “friendly” for political reasons, missing…

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