Category - Human Trafficking

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Slavery: A Human Tragedy and Crime against Humanity

Slavery: A Human Tragedy and Crime against Humanity Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (07 December 2017) — The perpetrators of crimes against humanity – human trafficking and slave trade – taking place in Libya must not go unpunished. Many countries had been aware of these egregious acts for some time and had remained silent. The United Nations community, and thus all UN Member States, was warned by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) on April 11, 2017 when Leonard Doyle, chief...

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Trafficking in Persons 2017 Report Shows Progress in the Caribbean

Trafficking in Persons 2017 Report Shows Progress in the Caribbean Ambassador Curtis Ward (27 June 2017 ) — The U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report 2017, issued today, shows progress in some Caribbean countries but leaves some unhappy with their Tier rankings.  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statement to the TIP Report stressed that it “highlights the successes achieved and the remaining challenges before us on this important global...

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Human Trafficking Challenges Caribbean Capacities

Human Trafficking Challenges Caribbean Capacities  Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (23 June 2017) — On June 27, the U.S. Department of State will issue its annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. According to the Department of State, “The Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report is the U.S. Government’s principal diplomatic tool to engage foreign governments on human trafficking. It is also the world’s most comprehensive resource of governmental anti-human trafficking efforts and...

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The Ward Post Bi-Monthly Brief, Vol. 2. No. 2.

The Ward Post Bi-Monthly Brief Vol. 2. No. 2. (March – April 2017) The Ward Post Bi-Monthly Brief  brings together in one convenient location a synopsis of, and links to the TWP blogs posted during the two previous months. Remittances Are Not Faceless, Mr. Trump! (04/30/2017) Ambassador Curtis Ward On March 30, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL) introduced H.R. 1813, the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017, which, if enacted by the U.S. Congress and signed by President Donald Trump...

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When Girls Go Missing – Is it Trafficking?

When Girls Go Missing – Is it Trafficking? Ambassador Curtis Ward (29 March 2017) — There was a time when a young girl or boy failed to return home on schedule an alarm would be raised that the child is a runaway. There are other reasons. While runaways are often due to social and/or economic conditions, or abuse at home we know now recognize human trafficking as a reason. This is in no way intended to overlook or under-emphasize other crimes against girls, including child abuse...

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Human Trafficking a Threat to Caribbean Human Security

Human Trafficking a Threat to Caribbean Human Security  Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (04 March 2017) — In September 2009, I gave a lecture at the National Defence University in Washington DC/USA addressing Human Trafficking in the International Context for Combating Transnational Threats. As I pointed out then, transnational threats and challenges, of which human trafficking is the focus of this discussion, also include trafficking in illegal drugs, illicit arms trafficking, and...