Human trafficking ruins thousands of lives every year. Part of the challenge in combating this scourge is a lack of clear effective guidance for prosecutors, but that is set to change when a new prosecution manual is finished.
Sponsored by the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training (DOJ/OPDAT), over 35 committed Philippine judges, prosecutors and other governmental and nongovernmental representatives are working together on a guide book to help prosecutors win cases.
When completed it will be a practical, informative manual that will guide each jurist through the complexities of human trafficking prosecutions.
The manual is expected to be completed in Spring of 2014 and will go out to over 1500 of the country’s judges.(USEmbassy)