1-Hour Program

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Overview

Modern slavery manifests itself in a wide range of contexts and without respect for international borders.  Accordingly, the fight against modern slavery takes many forms in the transnational practice space, including tireless civil society and private sector efforts in both public international law and private international law.  This program will explore the nature of civil society and private sector efforts to fight human trafficking and modern slavery on both sides of the divide between public and private international law. 

Expert faculty will provide attendees with a very brief overview of public international law as it relates to the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery followed by individual presentations by leading advocates in the field highlighting opportunities for legal professionals (like you) to get involved in meaningful pro bono or advocacy-related efforts in this practice space. 

Topics include:

  • Brief introduction to public international law and its relevance to human trafficking - 12 minutes
  • The landscape of public international law as context for the fight against human trafficking – 12 minutes
  • International humanitarian law and the fight against human trafficking – 12 minutes
  • International migration and the fight against human trafficking – 12 minutes
  • International refugee law and the fight against human trafficking – 12 minutes

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

 

Moderator:

Robert L. Houston, Executive Director, The Global Pro Bono Bar Association

 

Faculty:

Helen Obregón Gieseken, Legal Adviser, Legal Division, International Committee of the Red Cross 

Dr. Katarina Schwarz, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Law and Policy Programme, Rights Lab, University of Nottingham  

Peter Williams, Principal Advisor on Modern Slavery, International Justice Mission 

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