The ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) released its 2009 Mexico Human Trafficking Assessment Tool (HTAT) report on August 27. The report was released during an event at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. The report provides a comprehensive assessment of Mexico’s federal and state human trafficking laws, along with a detailed analysis of steps taken to implement those laws.
In the report, Mexico’s efforts to prevent and combat human trafficking are analyzed for compliance with the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, Supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime. The assessment found the national legal frameworks highly compliant with this protocol while it also uncovered serious implementation deficiencies.