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Review of USAID/Iraq Contractors’ Compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008.

Country: Iraq
Fiscal Year: 2011
Agency: USAID
Audit Report Available: Yes
Description:

The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 requires OIGs for USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Defense to investigate a sample of high-risk contracts in each of fiscal years 2010 through 2012.

The types of contracts to be investigated include primary contracts, or subcontracts at any tier, under which there is a heightened risk that a contractor may engage, knowingly or unknowingly, in acts related to trafficking in persons. These acts include the following:

  • Confiscation of an employee’s passport
  • Restriction on an employee’s mobility
  • Abrupt or evasive repatriation of an employee
  • Deception of an employee regarding the work destination
  • Acts otherwise described in Section 106(g) of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000

“Acts otherwise described” include severe forms of trafficking in persons or procuring a commercial sex act during the period of time that the grant, contract, or cooperative agreement is in effect. They also include using forced labor in the performance of the grant, contract, or cooperative agreement. OIG is required to submit annual reports to Congress on human trafficking, due on January 15 in 2010 and 2011.

The review will determine whether (1) USAID/Iraq and its contractors have established sufficient controls to prevent trafficking in persons and (2) USAID/Iraq’s contractors and subcontractors engaged in trafficking-in-persons practices.

Source: Office of Inspector General - ANNUAL PLAN - FISCAL YEAR 2011

Report No. E-267-11-002-S


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