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 UN 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.

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)
Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)
Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)
Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)
Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)
Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)

Foreign Language Introductory Material

Introductory Material (PDF) [Arabic]
Introductory Material (PDF) [Chinese]
Introductory Material (PDF) [French]
Introductory Material (PDF) [Russian]
Introductory Material (PDF) [Spanish]

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