H.Res.508 - Supporting the goals and ideals of International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, recognizing the tenth anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime, and commending the efforts of modern day abolitionists following in the tradition of Frederick Douglass.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Richardson, Laura [D-CA-37] (Introduced 12/20/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||02/03/2012 Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Human Rights. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.508 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/20/2011)
Supports the goals of International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.
Recognizes the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.
Encourages member states of the United Nations (U.N.) and international organizations to devote additional resources to prosecute persons engaged in human trafficking and to dismantle related criminal enterprises.
Encourages the people of the United States to observe the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery by participating in activities designed to heighten public awareness of human trafficking.
Commends the efforts of domestic and international nongovernmental organizations to expose and prevent all forms of modern-day slavery and human trafficking and to assist victims reintegrate into society and notes that such efforts follow in the tradition of Frederick Douglass and other great 19th century abolitionists.