First passed in 2000, the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was reauthorized as part of the Violence Against Women Act in March of 2013 in the 113th Congress. The legislation addresses the issue of human trafficking through the “three P’s”–the internationally recognized framework to combat human trafficking:
- Protection (victims)
In 2009, then Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the addition of a fourth P–Partnerships, which is now recognized as a fundamental piece of the overall paradigm.
Both Congress and administrative agencies continue to address the problem of human trafficking through laws and rules that mitigate, assist victims, and seek to prevent this crime.
To see a complete history of current laws related to human trafficking, visit Polaris’ Current Federal Laws webpage.
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