Former State Department Official Joins Human Rights First as Senior Vice President for Policy

New York City—Human Rights First announced today that former Obama Administration senior official Rob Berschinski has joined the organization as its new Senior Vice President for Policy. Berschinski is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor with extensive experience in national security and foreign policy. He will lead the organization’s efforts to advance a U.S.

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Trafficking in Persons Report Integrity Act Would Strengthen International Efforts in the Fight Against Modern Day Slavery

Washington, D.C.—Human Rights First welcomed yesterday’s re-introduction of the Trafficking in Persons Report Integrity Act, which would strengthen the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report by increasing transparency in the process. The bill was introduced by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Cory Gardner (R-CO), and aims to clarify the evidence used in determining the ranking of individual countries on their efforts to combat human trafficking.

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