Serial No. 108-129: Trafficking in Persons: A Global Review: Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Human Rights of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, June 24, 2004 [open pdf - 192KB]
From the opening statement of Elton Gallegly: "Today this Subcommittee is holding an oversight hearing on the fourth annual trafficking in persons report. The report was Congressionally mandated by the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (TVPA). Since the enactment of the TVPA, much needed focus has been placed on the worldwide problem of trafficking of human beings...I look forward to hearing how the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons has implemented the provisions of Trafficking and Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003 and the impact of this legislation in combatting human trafficking...I would like our witnesses to specifically address the reasons three of our southern neighbors have been added to the lowest tier by the State Department and what the U.S. is doing to assist these countries in eradicating this trafficking problem." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: John R. Miller, Sharon B. Cohn, Holly Burkhalter, Michele A. Clark, Elton Gallegly, and Christopher H. Smith.
Serial No. 108-129
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