This hearing was called by the Committee on Financial Services of the U.S. House of Representatives and focused on illicit financial flows and the key role of the banking industry in combating human trafficking.
This hearing examines how financial institution’s monitor, review, and verify depository relations with a payment processor. In particular, the Subcommittee seeks to better understand potential problems and long-term challenges that exist, including examples of how human traffickers avoid detection.
The Responsible Sourcing Tool is a free web platform created to help visualize and understand the risks of human trafficking in supply chains. Created by Verité, Made in a Free World, and the Aspen Institute, with support from the U.S. State Depart...Read More
Human trafficking is devastating for the victims but low-risk for the criminals, whose activities are largely hidden from view. To disrupt it, law enforcement is turning to some unlikely new partners—banks.
Currently, is it estimated that 1.8 million children are exploited worldwide in prostitution or through pornography. Furthermore, it is believed that 20% of victims trafficked for sexual exploitation are children. In 2001, there were approximately 100,000 pornography sites containing child...