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Trafficking in Persons Report 2012


The United States’ commitment to fighting modern slavery did not simply materialize 12 years ago with the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) or the adoption the same year of the U.N. Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol). This country’s tragic history is not forgotten, nor are the bloodshed and lives lost in the fight to end state-sanctioned slavery. Launch» More» Fact Sheets»

The Report

The 2012 Trafficking in Persons Report report is available in PDF and HTML formats. Due to its large size, the PDF has been separated into sections for easier download. To view the PDF file, you will need to download, at no cost, the Adobe Acrobat Reader.


PDF Format

-Introductory Material (PDF)  [7728 Kb]
-Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)  [2879 Kb]
-Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)  [1420 Kb]
-Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)  [2592 Kb]
-Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)  [3165 Kb]
-Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)  [2425 Kb]
-Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)  [3618 Kb]

Foreign Language Introductory Material

-Introductory Material (PDF) [Arabic]  [394 Kb]
-Introductory Material (PDF) [Chinese]  [465 Kb]
-Introductory Material (PDF) [French]  [197 Kb]
-Introductory Material (PDF) [Russian]  [564 Kb]
-Introductory Material (PDF) [Spanish]  [252 Kb]

HTML Format 

-Letter from Secretary Clinton
-Letter from Ambassador Luis CdeBaca
-The Promise of Freedom
-Definitions and Methodology
-Topics of Special Interest
-Global Law Enforcement Data
-Victims' Stories
-2012 TIP Report Heroes
-Tier Placements
-Country Narratives: Countries A Through F
-Country Narratives: Countries G Through M
-Country Narratives: Countries N Through Z
-Special Case
-Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Minimum Standards for the Elimination of Trafficking in Persons
-Stopping Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation, and Abuse by International Peacekeepers
-Glossary of Acronyms
-A Closing Note

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