GAATW Logo

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
at home, abroad and on the way...

GAATW Logo

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Human Rights
at home, abroad and on the way...

Events and News

Human Trafficking Legal Center

human trafficking notagx135The Human Trafficking Legal Center (HT Legal Center) uses a rights-based approach to fight for justice for trafficking victims. HT Legal Center trains pro bono attorneys to represent trafficking victims in the United States. It makes referrals on case-by-case basis, providing mentoring and extensive technical assistance for complex civil, immigration and criminal cases. HT Legal Center attorneys monitor the developing case law, focusing on impact litigation in the federal courts. The Center also conducts research and maintains a comprehensive database on federal civil and criminal trafficking cases. 

Contact Details
Address: 1030 15th St. NW, Suite 104B, Washington, DC 20005, United States of America 
Tel: +1 202 854 9851
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://www.htlegalcenter.org 

Strategic Thematic Direction

During 2011-13, through our Power in Migration and Work thematic programme, we engaged more directly with the migrant rights and labour rights movements. During 2014-2016 our work will build on the work of previous years; we will continue to push for a human rights based approach in anti-trafficking policies and practices.  We will also deepen our engagement with the issue of migration and labour.

The three thematic strategic issues outlined below are continuations of our work during 2011-13.

ACCOUNTABILITY Increasing the accountability of all anti-trafficking stakeholders involved in the design or implementation of anti-trafficking responses, towards the persons whose human rights they purport to protect.

ACCESS TO JUSTICE Broadening spaces for trafficked persons and migrant workers to practice their human rights by improving access to justice and combating all forms of discrimination that impact women’s ability to exercise their human rights as they relate to trafficking.

POWER IN MIGRATION AND WORK Centring an analysis of women’s power in their labour and migration to better assess migration and labour policies’ impact on women, and to work towards labour and migration processes that reflect migrants’ needs, aspirations and capabilities.