U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State Susan Coppedge pose for a photo with the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Heroes at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on June 27, 2017. The 2017 TIP Heroes are Alika Kinan of #Argentina, Leonardo Sakamoto of #Brazil, Vanaja Jasphine of #Cameroon, Viktoria Sebhelyi of #Hungary, Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat of #India, Amina Oufroukhi of #Morocco, Allison Lee of #Taiwan, and Boom Mosby of #Thailand. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

Trafficking in Persons Report 2017

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Key Takeaways

  • Human trafficking is one of the most pressing human rights issues of our time. It splinters families, distorts global markets, undermines the rule of law, and spurs other transnational criminal activity. It threatens public safety and national security.
  • This year, the theme of the report is increasing criminal accountability of human traffickers and addressing challenges in prosecution—an essential component of the 3P paradigm of prosecution, protection, and prevention.
  • The Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) is the U.S. government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-trafficking efforts and reflects the U.S. government’s commitment to global leadership on this key human rights and law enforcement issue.
2017 Trafficking in Persons Report
Secretary Tillerson delivers remarks at the 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Ceremony, at the Department of State, on June 27, 2017.

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