Best Practices and Next Steps: A New Decade in the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, June 13, 2011   [open pdf - 6MB]

From the opening statement of Christopher H. Smith: "At this hearing, we'll be examining in particular the most effective policies and tools developed by the government and the private sector to combat human trafficking. No country, and few industries, are untouched by this pervasive human rights abuse. [...] This hearing provides an opportunity, and an important opportunity, to see what new and effective measures are being taken by various stakeholders, and what the U.S. Government can do to help encourage and facilitate those efforts. Of particular interest are the evolving roles of public-private partnerships. In the past 5 years, several effective initiatives that aim to prevent trafficking and assist victims had been undertaken by the private sector. [...] This hearing will highlight the need to harness the insights and the expertise of government and various actors from civil society alike. Such coordinated efforts should always be an emphasis of public policy, but are particularly necessary in times of severe budgetary constraints, such as now facing our global economy. Such partnerships bring together a broader range of expertise, leverage resources to obtain better results, and spread awareness to people who can make a difference, but who may otherwise never hear about human trafficking." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Luis CdeBaca, Deborah Cundy, Chai Ling, Nancy Rivard, Philp Kowalcyzk, Kevin Bales, David Abramowitz, Donald M. Payne, Russ Carnahan, Ted Poe, and Christopher H. Smith.

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