The International Human Rights Clinic at Santa Clara University School of Law submitted a shadow report to the U.N. Human Rights Committee called Troubling Gaps in the U.S. Response to Human Trafficking under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
The information in our shadow report derives largely from dozens of interviews with federal, state, and local law enforcement officials, victim services providers, and legal aid providers who work with human trafficking victims. The shadow report focuses on three issues: 1) under-identification and investigation of labor trafficking cases, 2) inadequate attention to the link between the child welfare system and human trafficking, and 3) the need for greater federal government coordination of national, state, and local anti-trafficking efforts.
You can read the shadow report here: Troubling Gaps in the U.S. Response to Human Trafficking under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
A blog post about the event can be found here.
Information about our Day of Action panel discussion TODAY can be found here.
We want to thank the US Human Rights Network for their guidance and support in submitting this shadow report.