Serial No. 113-80: State Department 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, July 11, 2013 [open pdf - 490KB]
This is the July 11, 2013 Hearing on 'The State Department 2013 Trafficking in Persons Report held before the Committee on Foreign Affairs. The following is from the opening statement: "The TIP [Trafficking in Persons] Report was released late last month, and I was pleased to see that it is one of the best and that it faithfully reported and graded the records of China, Russia, and Uzbekistan, which had been skirting accountability for far too long. Now, the administration is faced with next steps including what sanctions might be imposed to press these nations to reform. When I wrote the law, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 that created not only this report, but also the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and Ambassador Luis CdeBaca's position in the U.S. Department of State, and several other provisions to prevent both sex and labor trafficking, protect victims, and prosecute traffickers, it was sincerely hoped that this report would become the international gold standard and primary means of anti-trafficking accountability around the world. I am happy to say it has. From the halls of Parliaments globally to police stations in remote corners of the world, this report is today being used to focus anti-trafficking work--a search light on the work that is occurring or not occurring in some 186 countries." Statements, letters, and other materials submitted for the record include those from Luis CdeBaca.
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