Ending Modern Slavery: What is the Best Way Forward?, Hearing Before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, February 4, 2015   [open pdf - 835KB]

This testimony compilation is from the February 4, 2015 hearing, "Ending Modern Slavery: What is the Best Way Forward?," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The purpose of this hearing is to examine modern slavery and what is being done about it. The U.S. Congress and related agencies have worked hard to draw attention to modern slavery, but efforts need to be taken to another level. From the opening statement of Gary Haugen: "As you know, slavery is a crime that inflicts great suffering on tens of millions of victims every year. It takes many forms, including forced sexual exploitation, exploitative labor, domestic servitude, and debt bondage." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gary Haugen, Shawna Bader-Blau, David Abramowitz, James Kofi Annan, and Shandra Woworuntu.

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