U.S.-Funded Training Advances Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

Mongolian law enforcement officials participated in U.S.-funded workshops in Ulaanbaatar June 14-22, 2016, focused on improving the investigation and prosecution of human trafficking cases. International experts conducted the training, with support from the Ministry of Justice.

Over the seven days, the workshops focused on building advanced capacity to conduct victim-centered investigations and prosecutions, including techniques for interagency coordination. Participants included Mongolian police, prosecutors, criminal court judges, and Law Enforcement University teachers involved in combating trafficking in persons. Virtually all participants completed related U.S.-funded training in March 2016.

The international experts, all associated with The Warnath Group, a U.S. firm, were Albert Moskowitz and John Richmond, former federal prosecutors with the U.S. Department of Justice, and Steve Harvey, an independent law enforcement consultant working in the field of countering human trafficking. The Warnath Group specializes in providing advisory services and training globally to help countries address trafficking in persons, gaps in rule of law, and other challenges more effectively and appropriately. The Ministry of Justice provided valuable organizational support, including a training venue at the National Legal Institute.

This training was funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. To learn more about the United States’ global engagement against human trafficking, please visit www.state.gov.