Committee Reports

Statement before UN Economic & Social Council Special High-Level Event on Human Trafficking


The United Nations Committee (Michael D. Cooper, Chair) participated in a United Nations Special High-Level Event on Human Trafficking organized by “The Group of Friends United Against Human Trafficking” in collaboration with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. Remarks prepared by the Committee discussed the City Bar’s policy work in the area of trafficking, including support for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, the Violence Against Women Act and New York’s enactment of an anti-trafficking law. In addition, the remarks highlighted the work of the City Bar Justice Center’s Immigrant Women and Children Project, which has been providing hands-on assistance to survivors of human trafficking since 2002, assisting in immigration, criminal and civil legal matters. The Project’s clients come from countries around the globe, including China, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Colombia, Brazil, India, Nigeria, and Russia.