Amicus Briefs

The Human Trafficking Legal Center files amicus briefs on behalf of survivors of human trafficking to inform courts about human trafficking data, precedent, and trends.

Amicus Briefs

The Human Trafficking Legal Center and Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP submitted this brief to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals in support of a group of Cuban doctors alleging that they were forced to provide medical services in Brazil.

The Human Trafficking Legal Center and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll LLP filed an amicus brief on behalf of twenty-one members of Congress in support of the plaintiffs who alleged they were trafficked as children into forced labor on cocoa farms in Côte d’Ivoire.

The Human Trafficking Legal Center, Tahirih Justice Center, Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking, Americans for Immigrant Justice, and ASISTA Immigration Assistance submitted this amicus brief to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of former immigrant detainees who alleged that CoreCivic, a private prison and detention company, coerced them into forced labor under threat of solitary confinement and other forms of serious harm.

The Human Trafficking Legal Center submitted this amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of six Mexican veterinarians who alleged that Funk Dairy, Inc., an Idaho-based dairy, coerced them into forced labor under threat of deportation, paying them less than promised.

The Human Trafficking Legal Center, Tahirih Justice Center, ASISTA, Freedom Network USA, and Sanctuary for Families submitted this amicus brief to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of former immigrant detainees who alleged that GEO Group, a private prison and detention company, coerced them into forced labor under threat of solitary confinement, paying them $1.00 a day.

The Human Trafficking Legal Center, Freedom Network USA, Public Counsel, the Human Trafficking Clinic at the University of Arkansas School of Law, the Civil Litigation and Advocacy Clinic at the University of Arkansas School of Law, Professor Janie Chuang, and Professor David Abramowitz submitted this amicus brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a group of Cambodian migrant workers alleging they were held in forced labor in Thai shrimp processing factories.

The Human Trafficking Legal Center, represented pro bono by Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, submitted this brief to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in support of a domestic worker trafficked by a diplomat. The worker alleged that his diplomat employer held him in forced labor. [The domestic worker prevailed in the case. The court held the amicus brief moot after ruling on a narrow issue in the case.]