BUSTED-How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue

Originally published in The Seattle Times by Lynn Thompson, 26 July 2017  — BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON, USA — Men cruised the hallway of an upscale Bellevue apartment building, checking their cellphones and scanning the unit numbers before pausing at a door that swung open even before they knocked. A neighbor grew suspicious and alerted police, saying she … More BUSTED-How police brought down a tech-savvy prostitution network in Bellevue

Decriminalization of Sex Work Would Only Expand Abuse

Originally published by Peter Holmes on August 6, 2015 for The Seattle Times— “Amnesty International is considering supporting the global decriminalization of crimes related to commercial sexual exploitation. This would be a travesty. The sex trade is rapidly growing here and across the world. Decriminalization would only expand the abuse and deepen the inequality inherent in … More Decriminalization of Sex Work Would Only Expand Abuse

Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate

Originally posted by The Associated Press on http://www.foxnews.com on April 22, 2015— “The Senate unanimously passed legislation Wednesday to help the victims of human trafficking, ending a tortuous partisan standoff over abortion that also delayed confirmation of President Barack Obama’s attorney general nominee. The vote was 99-0 to approve the Justice for Victims of Trafficking … More Anti-Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate

Child Porn Task Force Needs ‘Help’

By Drew Mikkelsen, KING 5 News, on February 25, 2015— “After eight years going after child pornography collectors and producers, Detective Ian Polhemus said he has seen a sharp increase in cases. Polhemus believes Washington now has more child pornography offenders per-capita than any other state in the union. He blames a tech-savvy community and good … More Child Porn Task Force Needs ‘Help’

HOUSTON: Feds Move to Seize Buildings Connected to Human Trafficking

Originally posted by Robert Arnold on click2houston.com on January 19, 2015— “The federal government is attempting to seize several buildings in the Houston area that are connected to a massive human trafficking operation. Documents filed in a Houston federal court on Jan. 13 said the government is attempting to seize 11 properties in southeast Houston, … More HOUSTON: Feds Move to Seize Buildings Connected to Human Trafficking

The 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

Date: 16-18 November 2015 Location: Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland Registration: Registration will open on this webpage during the first half of 2015 (date to be confirmed) Programme: The programme will be announced on these pages in due course. An invitation to stakeholders to propose parallel events will be posted on this page during the … More The 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights

UN Deputy Chief Says Uprooting Seeds of Racism, Hatred Vital to Prevent Genocide

Originally posted on UN News Centre on January 17, 2015— “During a memorial service in honour of victims of the Holocaust at the Park East Synagogue in New York today, Deputy-Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said that preventing genocide required efforts to understand the forces behind it. “The Holocaust did not start with Auschwitz,” said Mr. Eliasson … More UN Deputy Chief Says Uprooting Seeds of Racism, Hatred Vital to Prevent Genocide