Countries Face Tighter Scrutiny on Human Trafficking Under New Law

Nations around the world face increased scrutiny from the United States over their attempts to fight human trafficking at home — and the price of failure could be steep, under a law signed Wednesday by President Donald Trump.

The bedrock law behind U.S. efforts to fight human trafficking around the world was finally reauthorized, more than a year after lapsing, with a number of significant changes.

The Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) was first passed in 2000, establishing human trafficking as a federal crime. The latest version of the act changes the way the highly influential Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, written annually by the U.S. State Department, is put together.

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