State Attorney Greets the Participants of the
Summer 2020 Human Trafficking Academy

Watch Video


Professor Catharine MacKinnon Lectures at Summer Human Trafficking Academy


Earn an LL.M. in Intercultural Human Rights



Academy Provides Expert Testimony to Council of the District of Columbia in Opposition to Bill 23-0318



Social Responsibility in the Fisheries Value Chain: Towards an Integral Approach



1 in 4 Victims of Modern Slavery are Children

- International Labour Organization
September 2017


There are an Estimated 40 Million People Around the World Trapped in Modern Slavery.

- International Labour Organization
September 2017


“You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know.”



Research, Outreach, and Education

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy is designed to conduct research, outreach and education in the field of human trafficking. In particular, it offers specialized training and technical assistance to law enforcement, lawyers, healthcare providers, teachers, students, researchers, religious institutions and the community at large on issues related to the crime of trafficking in persons. It looks at trafficking in persons as a gross violation of human rights and as an affront to the dignity of the human being.


Join our email list!

Leading the Fight Against Modern Slavery


State Attorney Greets the Participants of the Summer 2020 Human Trafficking Academy


Annual Summer Academy Trains Over 100 Participants

The Annual Summer Human Trafficking Academy offered a unique vision to confronting commercial sexual (more…)

Professor Catharine A. MacKinnon Lectures at Summer Human Trafficking Academy

The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy of St. Thomas University School of Law (more…)

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Opens Up the Summer Academy

The Human Trafficking Academy was thrilled to cooperate with the National Center for Missing (more…)

Combatting the Scourge of Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking Academy Receives $2.5 Million Gift

St. Thomas Law and its highly-acclaimed Human Trafficking Academy just became the beneficiary of  (more…)

Welcoming People on the Move: Our Moral Calling to Serve the Most Vulnerable

Monday, September 21 | 12 PM – 1:30 PM (EST)

Hear about the transformation of local paradigms from rejection to welcoming of the stranger. Learn about the impact of the Syrian conflict and the differential reactions in Europe, the Haiti earthquake, the Kosovo conflict, the Cambodian war on the millions of people, who were displaced from their homes, villages, and countries.


From Crisis to Crossroads: Protections in Law for Migrants and Refugees

Thursday, September 24 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM (EST)

This distinguished panel will discuss various forms of protections in law for migrants and refugees, including those that protect against human trafficking.


Promoting the Well-Being of Migrants and Survivors of Human Trafficking: The Role of Local, Community, and Faith-Based Organizations

Friday, September 25 | 12 PM – 1:30 PM (EST)

Local, community, and faith-based organizations serve a vital role in promoting the well-being of migrants and survivors of human trafficking. Hear from organizations around the nation serving these groups.


Reflecting and Praying Together: Host Communities, Migrants, Survivors of Human Trafficking
Mass Honoring the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Sunday, September 27 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EST)

Join us for Mass and prayers for durable solutions, spiritual care, and the integration of internally displaced persons – including survivors of human trafficking – into a receiving society.


World Day of Migrants and Refugees

September 27, 2020

Join us for a series of events throughout September for the 106th World Day of Migrants & Refugees.  This year’s theme, “Forced like Jesus Christ to Flee,” calls us to focus on welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating vulnerable people on the move, including the 41.3 million people internally displaced worldwide.  Forced out of their homes, livelihoods, villages and cities and internally displaced, people on the move due to poverty, conflict, emergencies, weather, or other desperate situations are particularly vulnerable to exploitation of all sorts, including human trafficking.  Help us to turn the tide in this battle for human dignity for all.