Investigators and prosecutors must be aware of the many various—and often subtle—forms of coercion human traffickers employ to compel victims to provide labor or engage in commercial sex acts. 

The Warnath Group Practice Guide “Coercion in the Human Trafficking Context” examines the international definition of coercion from the UN Trafficking Protocol, the types of coercion, and the methods of coercion that are used by traffickers to compel victims.  This analysis, in addition to a helpful list of questions prosecutors need to ask victims to develop strong evidence of coercion, and how to use this evidence at trial, is invaluable to investigators and prosecutors working on human trafficking cases.

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