Ensuring Justice: Enforcement of Labor Trafficking and Labor Exploitation Laws

After being recruited for a high-paying job in the United States, Hanh left her impoverished community in Vietnam, departing on her quest for the American Dream. Hanh paid a large fee to travel from Vietnam to Minnesota under the assumption that her employer had made all the necessary immigration arrangements. However, this person who had … Continue reading Ensuring Justice: Enforcement of Labor Trafficking and Labor Exploitation Laws

Modern-day slavery in the Persian Gulf

The Advocates for Human Rights receives a barrage of emails from across the globe, people who are looking for information and assistance in a wide variety of human rights issues. The requests for assistance are a window into the current human rights problems in the world, which oftentimes are virtually unknown outside of the country … Continue reading Modern-day slavery in the Persian Gulf

Changing the world for good = Minnesota’s The Advocates for Human Rights

As bad as every day’s news looks, Christof Heyns says, the world is actually getting less violent. He should know. Serving as the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions since 2010, Heyns (pictured below) has spent years looking at the worst of what the world has to offer. But, he says, over … Continue reading Changing the world for good = Minnesota’s The Advocates for Human Rights

Learn how YOU can help end sex trafficking

Police may be the first to spring to mind when thinking about who are on the front lines to help end sex trafficking. But most people no matter where you live or work can help end this devastating human rights violation. Hotel Workers Hotel staff can help identify potential victims and deter trafficking by keeping … Continue reading Learn how YOU can help end sex trafficking