In the thirteenth episode of the podcast Angelisa Corbo and Inesa Nicolaescu talked to Mr. Valiant Richey, who is the OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings. He represents the OSCE at the political level on anti-trafficking issues and assists the 57 OSCE participating States in the development and implementation of anti-trafficking strategies and initiatives. Before joining the OSCE, Mr. Richey worked as a prosecutor in Seattle for 13 years handling sexual assault, child exploitation and human trafficking cases. He also led a coalition of law enforcement, NGOs, academics, service providers, philanthropists, and policy makers focused on the eradication of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking in Washington State. In addition, he was appointed by the Attorney General to represent prosecutors on the Washington State Trafficking in Persons Coordinating Committee. He has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Political Science from Boston University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Washington.
In this episode Mr. Richey talks about the misuse of technology in the field of trafficking in human beings, the effect of the misuse of technology on the victims as well as what the OSCE is doing to support participating states and partners for co-operation in this field.