Trade legislation can help stop human trafficking

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses staffers from Embassy Kuala Lumpur during his first visit to Malaysia on October 10, 2013. [State Department photo / Public Domain]

In his most recent blog contribution for The Hill, Humanity United’s Vice President for Policy & Government Relations, David Abramowitz, voices his support for an amendment added to the Trade Act of 2015 by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) which prevents fast-track consideration of trade bills with countries that fail to meet minimum standards in combatting human trafficking.

“When this amendment passed in committee, it was the first human rights condition on trade in over 40 years. And while there are opportunities to improve the amendment, it’s important that this landmark language is not stripped from the bill, despite concerns from some administration and congressional officials.”

Click here to read the full article at The Hill.