September 8, 2011
ATLANTA -- Professor Jonathan Todres was invited to speak recently at the University of Queensland T.C. Beirne School of Law in Brisbane, Australia. In early August, he presented a paper on human trafficking to the law school faculty and members of the community.The paper explored human rights, public health, and international development perspectives on the issue.
Todres also participated in a high-level expert roundtable on child sex tourism organized by the University of Queensland. The expert roundtable included senior government officials, academics, and non-governmental organization representatives.
"The issues of human trafficking and child sex tourism are not confined to any particular country," Todres explained. "Through events like these, we can develop partnerships not only across different sectors of society but also across the world to facilitate sharing of best practices and lessons learned."
While in Brisbane, Todres also participated in a meeting of the University’s Human Trafficking Working Group, a student research group run by Professor Andreas Schloenhardt of the University of Queensland. "I think there are a number of exciting possibilities in terms of potential collaboration on human trafficking related projects," he said. "The law students at Georgia State and at the University of Queensland have great interest in trying to address human trafficking and child exploitation."
For a link to some of Todres’s research on human trafficking, click here.
Administrative Coordinator, Center for Law, Health & Society