Program on Human Trafficking & Forced Labor

The Center launched its Program on Human Trafficking & Forced Labor in 2008. Directed by internationally known attorney Ann Jordan, former Director of Global Rights’ Initiative Against Trafficking in Persons, the program was created to engage in research, policy and debate around the widespread human rights abuses of human trafficking and forced labor.

By focusing on evidence-based human rights responses, the program seeks to widen the debate beyond the current focus on law enforcement approaches—which, to date, have had minimal success—and instead asks for state accountability for the human rights violations and policy failures giving rise to the root causes of human trafficking and forced labor. The program promotes responses that are based on human rights principles and evidence-based research and knowledge.

For more information, visit the Program's website, www.RightsWork.org.