Statement of John Cotton Richmond to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

by | Aug 20, 2018

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, Institute Co-Founding Director John Cotton Richmond went before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations as the Nominee to be the next U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. His nomination was announced was July 3.

Almost two and a half years ago, I stepped down from my position at DOJ to launch the Human Trafficking Institute, with other experienced trafficking prosecutors and law enforcement professionals. With a deep bench of talent, the Institute is working on long-term projects to improve the delivery system of justice. My colleagues at the Human Trafficking Institute have graciously encouraged me to appear before you here today and, if confirmed, re-enter public service.

Click here to read his opening remarks.

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