Hillary Clinton, Will Smith…and Anne?

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has labelled a Eurobodalla lawyer a “hero” for her work against international slavery.Bingi’s Doctor Anne Gallagher was in Washington on Tues-day to accept the Trafficking in Persons Hero award from Dr Clinton, just a week after being named an Officer in the Order of Australia.The US Department of State recognised Dr Gallagher’s “ambitious efforts to strengthen legislative and criminal justice responses to human trafficking in South East Asia, and her substantial contribution to identify the core elements of a comprehensive anti-trafficking model that both prosecutes traffickers and protects victims”.Each year, the US honours individuals around the world who have devoted their lives to the fight against human trafficking. Dr Gallagher is acknowledged as a leading global authority on the law and policy of human trafficking.Guests at the ceremony included anti-slavery campaigner Jada Pinkett-Smith and Will Smith.Dr Gallagher last week was named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, “for distinguished service to the law, and to human rights, as a practitioner, teacher and scholar, particularly in the areas of human trafficking responses and criminal justice”.Speaking in Washington, Dr Gallagher said the award was “a great honour, particularly to be recognised along with such brave and selfless individuals who have sacrificed so much in their struggle against the exploitation of human beings for profit”.“It is my hope that the award will draw attention to the importance of a strong criminal justice response to trafficking: one that seeks to end impunity and secure justice for those who have been exploited.“This award is awonderful personal compliment, but I see it also as a tribute to what has been achieved in South East Asia over the past decade. While much remains to be done, great progress has been made and that deserves to be recognised.”Celebrating at home in the Eurobodalla were Dr Gallagher’s husband Cees de Rover and their twin daughters Elodie and Ruby.For more than a decade, Dr Gallagher has turned international law on an industry worth more than $30 billion a year.The United Nations estimates 21 million adults and children are victims of human trafficking and forced labour in the sex, agriculture, seafood, clothing and other trades, making $32 billion per year.This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on 苏州美甲培训学校.