The release of the State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP) revealed that Asia is home to some of the worst perpetrators of illegal human trafficking.
China has now joined the ranks of Russia, North Korea, Iran, and a handful of other countries as Tier 3 violators of human trafficking laws.
Steven Kim, an American businessman from Long Island, New York, may be the world’s leading expert on the market for North Korean brides. He acquired this expertise accidentally. He likes to say it was God’s plan.
Libya, North Korea, Iran and Cuba are among 17 countries worldwide that have done little to combat human trafficking over the past year, according to a State Department report released Tuesday, down from the 23 nations identified a year ago
In its annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP), the department said the 17 countries failed to meet minimum international standards to curb trafficking and could face U.S.
The United States ranked North Korea among the world’s worst human trafficking countries, Wednesday, highlighting its practice of forced labor among other abuses.
In its annual Trafficking in Persons report, the State Department again designated the North as a “Tier 3” state along with 16 others with the poorest record of combating trafficking.
"I am a judge of 35 years experience and I have seen in that time a lot of melancholy court cases which somewhat harden one's heart.
"But even in my own case, there have been a number of the testimonies which have moved me to tears and I am not ashamed to say that.