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Trafficking in Persons (TIP)

Updated 27 July 2015
Annual trafficking in persons (TIP) reports.

2015 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP)

27 July 2015 Kerry on 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report  "[That is] why this TIP Report needs to be read as a call to action.  Governments need to strengthen and enforce the laws that they have on the books, and prosecutors must take pride in turning today’s traffickers into tomorrow’s prisoners.The private sector also needs to be a part of this effort by blowing the whistle on companies that use labor that is under age, under paid, and under coercion." 

27 July 2015 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall on the 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report (State.gov)

27 July 2015 State Dept. Releases 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP)    This year’s Report places a special emphasis on human trafficking in the global marketplace. It highlights the hidden risks that workers may encounter when seeking employment and the steps that governments and businesses can take to prevent trafficking, including a demand for transparency in global supply chains.

 

2015 Trafficking in Persons Report
The report is available in HTML format and in PDF format. Due to its large size, the PDF has been separated into sections for easier download, all PDF and HTML sections are listed below.

 United Kingdom - The United Kingdom report is located within the HTML version or in the Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case PDF page#350 and may be found by searching for UNITED KINGDOM (Tier 1)

PDF Formats

-Trafficking in Persons Report 2015 -- Complete Report (PDF)
-Introductory Material (PDF)
-Country Narratives: A-C (PDF)
-Country Narratives: D-I (PDF)
-Country Narratives: J-M (PDF)
-Country Narratives: N-S (PDF)
-Country Narratives: T-Z and Special Case (PDF)
-Relevant International Conventions/Closing Material (PDF)

HTML Format

-Letter From Secretary Kerry
-What is Trafficking in Persons?
-Victims' Stories
-Preventing Human Trafficking in Global Supply Chains
-Topics of Special Interest
-Countries That Are Not States Parties to the Protocol
-Child Soldiers Prevention Act List
-2015 TIP Report Heroes
-Methodology
-Global Law Enforcement Data
-Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Minimum Standards for the Elimination of Trafficking in Persons
-Tier Placements
-Country Narratives
-Special Case
-Relevant International Conventions
-Stopping Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation, and Abuse by International Peacekeepers & Civilian Personnel
-International, Regional, and Sub-Regional Organizations Combating Trafficking in Persons
-Glossary of Acronyms and Notes
-Photo Credits
-A Closing Note: Migrants at Risk

Fact Sheets

-Beyond Witness Testimony
-Human Trafficking & Migrant Smuggling: Understanding the Difference
-International Programs To Combat Trafficking in Persons
-International Programs To Combat Trafficking in Persons: Focus on Supply Chains
-New at the ILO: Updates to the Forced Labour Convention
-Overcoming Harmful Cultural Norms
-Promising Practices in Public Awareness and Outreach
-The Link Between Extractive Industries and Sex Trafficking
-United States-Ghana Child Protection Compact Partnership
-Working With Interpreters: A Checklist To Evaluate Qualifications

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

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25 June 2015 State Dept. on 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices   Secretary Kerry submitted the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (commonly known as the Human Rights Reports) to the U.S. Congress.  The reports, now in their 39th year, are available at State.gov/humanrightsreports and HumanRights.gov/reports.  Mandated by Congress, the Human Rights Reports help inform U.S. government policy and foreign assistance.  They are also a reference for other governments, international institutions, non-governmental organizations, legal professionals, scholars, interested citizens, and journalists.

From the 2014 Human Rights Country Reports: 
 • United Kingdom

25 June 2015 Secretary Kerry on Release of the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  

 

2013 International Religious Freedom Report

John Kerry

"Freedom of religion is at the core of who we are as Americans. It’s been at the center of our very identify since the pilgrims fled religious persecution..." Secretary Kerry

28 July 2014  Kerry on Release of 2013 Religious Freedom Report  "Sixteen years ago, I was very proud to join my colleagues in the United States Congress in passing the International Religious Freedom Act, the law that mandates this annual State Department report in order to shine a light on the obstacles that so many people face as they seek nothing more than the ability to be able to worship as they wish."
 •  Fact Sheet: 2013 International Religious Freedom Report

The full text of the State Department’s 2013 International Religious Freedom Report is available on the State Department website.
•  From the 2013 International Religious Freedom Report: United Kingdom (PDF)

Country Reports on Terrorism 2014

Updated 22 June 2015
Country Reports on Terrorism front cover

Country Reports on Terrorism 2014

U.S. law (22 USC § 2656f​​) requires the Secretary of State to provide Congress, by April 30 of each year, a full and complete report on terrorism with regard to those countries and groups meeting criteria set forth in the legislation.

This annual report is entitled Country Reports on Terrorism (CRT). Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.

The complete text of the Country Reports on Terrorism 2014 is available on the Department of State website.

From Country Reports on Terrorism 2014: Europe Overview: Chapter 2 (includes United Kingdom)

 

Drug Control & Narcotics

The U.S. Department of State submitted the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) for 2015 to Congress on 18 March 2015. The two-volume report offers a comprehensive assessment of the efforts of foreign governments to reduce illicit narcotics production, trafficking and use, in keeping with their international obligations under UN treaties. The Report also examines anti-money laundering policies and practices and related financial crimes.  The full text of the INCSR is available for review at http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2013/

 

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) 2013 ("Special 301")

 

03 May 2013 U.S. Rates Intellectual Property Protections of Trading Partners  In an annual report on the adequacy of the intellectual property rights protections of U.S. trading partners, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) cites ongoing problems in Ukraine and praises improvements in Canada.   The Special 301 Report presents an annual review of the global state of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement that USTR conducts under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. The 2013 Special 301 review process examined IPR protection and enforcement in 95 trading partners, USTR said.

 • Summary: U.S. Trade Representative's "2013 Special 301" Report

The complete Special 301 Report (PDF, 572Kb) is available on the USTR website.

Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor


08 October 2014 U.S. Labor Dept. Reports on Global Problem of Child Labor    The United States has released its annual assessment of the fight against child labor, a threat to the health and well-being of children around the world. 

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced the 13th edition of the Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor, a report prepared annually by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB).

The full report is available on the Department of Labor’s website, as is more information about the report and grant.

Related:

U.S. Updates Lists of Goods Produced by Child and Forced Labor

03 December 2014
Report cover showing girl making brick s(ILAB)

A new U.S. government report lists products produced by child labor or forced labor.

03 December 2014 U.S. Updates Lists of Goods Produced by Child and Forced Labor    The sixth edition of the List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor was released December 1 by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB). 

The report is mandated by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005 (TVPRA).    New items can be added to the TVPRA List if they are made with child labor, forced labor or both. In the sixth edition, 11 goods made with child labor were added to the list.

The bureau has been producing reports to raise awareness globally about child labor and forced labor since 1993. Since 1995, ILAB has also funded projects that provide assistance to vulnerable children and their families. ILAB has funded 280 projects in more than 90 countries to combat the worst forms of child labor.

More information about these lists is available on the ILAB website, as is the full report (PDF, 1.5MB).

State of Global Partnerships Reports

12 March 2015
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U.S. State Department Office of Global Partnerships

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

The U.S. Department of State releases today the 2015 State of Global Partnerships Report, which highlights the most innovative and scalable public-private partnerships from around the Department.

The release is part of the annual Global Partnerships Week celebration occurring from March 9-15.

The 2015 report can be found here. The 2014 report can be found here.