Accession Number : ADA503350
Title : Trafficking in Persons Report
Descriptive Note : Annual rept.
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : Jun 2009
Pagination or Media Count : 325
Abstract : The Department of State is required by law to submit each year to the U.S. Congress a report on foreign governments' efforts to eliminate severe forms of trafficking in persons. This is the 9th annual TIP Report; it seeks to increase global awareness of the human trafficking phenomenon by shedding new light on various facets of the problem and highlighting shared and individual efforts of the international community, and to encourage foreign governments to take effective action against all forms of trafficking in persons. The United States' Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA), as amended, guides efforts to combat human trafficking. The purpose of the law is to punish traffickers, protect victims, and prevent trafficking from occurring. Freeing victims from this form of modern-day slavery is the ultimate goal of this report -- and of the U.S. Government's anti-human trafficking policy. Human trafficking is a multi-dimensional issue. It is a crime that deprives people of their human rights and freedoms, increases global health risks, fuels growing networks of organized crime, and can sustain levels of poverty and impede development in certain areas. The impacts of human trafficking are devastating. Victims may suffer physical and emotional abuse, rape, threats against self and family, and even death. But the devastation also extends beyond individual victims; human trafficking undermines the health, safety, and security of all nations it touches. The TVPA outlines minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking in persons. Countries that do not make significant efforts to comply with the minimum standards receive a Tier 3 ranking in this report. In assessing foreign governments' efforts, the TIP Report highlights the three P's -- prosecution, protection, and prevention. But a victim-centered approach to trafficking also requires attention to the three R's -- rescue, rehabilitation, and reintegration.
Descriptors : *RESPONSE , *HUMANS , *PUNISHMENT , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *SMUGGLING , *PREVENTION , *PROTECTION , LABOR , RANKING , WOMEN , LEGISLATION , LAW ENFORCEMENT , ADULTS , AWARENESS , CHILDREN , REFUGEES , DOMESTIC VIOLENCE , ECONOMIC SANCTIONS , STANDARDS , ADOLESCENTS , FAMILY MEMBERS , RECRUITING , RESCUES , IMMIGRANTS , POLICIES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Sociology and Law
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE