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U.S. Laws on Trafficking in Persons


The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000  (P.L. 106-386), the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 (H.R. 2620), the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (H.R. 972), and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (H.R. 7311) provide the tools to combat trafficking in persons both worldwide and domestically. The Acts authorized the establishment of G/TIP and the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons to assist in the coordination of anti-trafficking efforts.


-03/07/13   Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2013 (Title XII of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013)
-01/01/08   William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008
-01/10/06   Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005
-01/07/03   Prosecutorial Remedies and Other Tools To End the Exploitation of Children Today Act of 2003 (PROTECT Act)
-01/07/03   Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003
-01/07/03   U.S. Leadership on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003  [230 Kb]
-10/28/00   Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000

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