US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (fourth left) poses with 2017 Trafficking in Persons Heroes in Washington on June 27. Heroes honoured this year were from Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Hungary, India, Morocco, Taiwan and Thailand. Photo: EPA/US Department of State

Human-trafficking is a global crime, and the world must join the fight to end it

Matthew Friedman says the US State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons report underlines how the world is failing to have an impact on this transnational crime against humanity, and says a collective, cross-border front is the answer

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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (fourth left) poses with 2017 Trafficking in Persons Heroes in Washington on June 27. Heroes honoured this year were from Argentina, Brazil, Cameroon, Hungary, India, Morocco, Taiwan and Thailand. Photo: EPA/US Department of State
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