In some instances, victims of trafficking may not wish to remain in the country where prosecution is occurring or may be unable to. In these instances, it is important that prosecutors are able to gather necessary testimony for the prosecution of traffickers.
The Warnath Group’s “Preserving and Presenting the Testimony of a Victim of Trafficking not Physically Present at Trial” provides strategies prosecutors can use to obtain remote testimony and, when necessary, use previous statements as evidence during the trial. This guide also contains information on ensuring a victim-centered approach and relevant legal and procedural considerations.
This Practice Guide is available in English by clicking the button below, or in French by clicking here and Spanish by clicking here.