Trafficking in Persons (TIP)
Updated 27 July 2015
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 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.
-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)
-Letter From Secretary Kerry
-What is Trafficking in Persons?
-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
-Global Law Enforcement Data
-Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Minimum Standards for the Elimination of Trafficking in Persons
-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
-A Closing Note: Migrants at Risk
-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
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
• United Kingdom
- State Dept. on 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
- Briefing on the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
2013 International Religious Freedom Report
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
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)
- State's Kaidanow on 2014 Country Reports on Terrorism
- Annex: National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism: Annex of Statistical Information
- Annex: Terrorism Deaths, Injuries and Kidnappings of Private U.S. Citizens Overseas in 2014
- CRT 2014, Chapter 1. Strategic Assessment (State.gov)
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).
U.S. Updates Lists of Goods Produced by Child and Forced Labor
03 December 2014
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.
State of Global Partnerships Reports
12 March 2015
Office of the Spokesperson
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.