Modern Day Slavery

UN Photo/Mark Garten
UN Photo/Mark Garten

Human trafficking — a form of modern day slavery — is a global crisis and the fastest-growing criminal industry in the world. It affects millions of children, women, and men globally, and the United States is one of the top destinations for traffickers, with between 14,500 and 17,500 people worldwide trafficked into the United States every year. Human traffickers exploit children, women, and men for sex and labor.

The IJP applies our extensive knowledge of and experience with criminal and humanitarian law for the benefit of human trafficking victims. Projects in our Modern Day Slavery Initiative include:

– Working as a key member of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking to educate hotel management about warning signs ahead of the 2014 Super Bowl.
– Filing amicus briefs in federal court on the devastating impact of human trafficking on victims.
– Exploring the connection between armed conflict and human trafficking.
– Educating businesses on how to protect their supply chains.
Educating the public on the international human rights law dimensions of human trafficking, though university presentations and other workshops.

Take action! If you suspect someone is the victim of human trafficking, report suspicious activity to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888.

Seeking justice for victims of mass atrocities

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