The Miami Declaration of Principles on Human Trafficking: Celebrating 15 Years of Global Impact

By February 10, 2020News

On February 10, 2005, government officials, scholars, expert practitioners, and students engaged in a multi-disciplinary workshop and symposium to discuss cutting-edge issues related to human trafficking.  In multiple sessions, the participants assessed and identified most common problems in anti-trafficking work by engaging in a thorough, problem- and policy-oriented discussion.  This effort was a continuation of the work that started in 2004, and it culminated in the formulation of The Miami Declaration of Principles on Human Trafficking, a set of consensus principles to recommend to decision-makers and practitioners around the world.

The multiple events were facilitated by Dr. Roza Pati and hosted by the LL.M./ J.S.D. Program in Intercultural Human Rights and the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review.  Distinguished speakers included senior anti-trafficking representatives of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, the Special Representative on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and many others who shared their expertise.

In March 2005, Dr. Roza Pati presented the Declaration at the OSCE conference: Combating Trafficking in Children, sponsored by the OSCE Special Representative on Combating Trafficking in Human Beings and the Anti-Trafficking Assistance Unit, in Vienna, Austria.  Copies of the Declaration were made available to participants hailing from around the world.

The Declaration has been a reference source for law and policy in various states nationally and on a global scale.  On its 15th Anniversary, the principles found in the Declaration still hold true today as The John J. Brunetti Human Trafficking Academy continues to impact law, policy, and education on human trafficking across the globe.

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