Freedom First: Celebrating 20 Years of Progress To Combat Human Trafficking

Freedom First: Celebrating 20 Years of Progress To Combat Human Trafficking

The 2020 Freedom First Retrospective celebrates 20 years of progress in combating human trafficking, since the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 and the adoption of the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, known commonly as the “Palermo Protocol.” The Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP Office), which was created by mandate of the TVPA, is committed to pressing for “Freedom First” knowing that individuals must first be free from traffickers in order to exercise all their inalienable rights.

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