Skip to main content

Human Trafficking: Foreign Human Trafficking

This libguide provides insight into the topic of human trafficking --domestic, foreign, and international.

Relevant Literature

UNODC Caselaw Database

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime has compiled a database providing caselaw regarding human trafficking. You can use the link below to search the databse by country or by keyword.

Trafficking in Persons Report

Within the U.S. Department of State is the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (OMCTP). The OMCTP conducts reports on countries around the world. Within the Trafficking in Persons Reports are countries' evaluations. These evaluations are organized alphabetically and include recommendations to that specific country as well as prosecution, protection, and prevention summaries. The Trafficking in Persons Reports categorize countries by tiers. 

  • Tier 1: Countries whose governments fully comply with the Trafficking Victims Protection Act’s (TVPA) minimum standards
  • Tier 2: Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards
  • Tier 2 Watch List: 
    • Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the TVPA’s minimum standards, but are making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with those standards and:
      • The absolute number of victims of severe forms of trafficking is very significant or is
      • significantly increasing; or
      • There is a failure to provide evidence of increasing efforts to combat severe forms of trafficking in persons from the previous year; or
      • The determination that a country is making significant efforts to bring themselves into compliance with minimum standards was based on commitments by the country to take additional future steps over the next year
  • Tier 3: Countries whose governments do not fully comply with the minimum standards and are not making significant efforts to do so

 

 COUNTRIES CASE LAW AND STATUTES

 

Additional Resources

Research Guides

Foreign Law Databases