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Comparative Perspectives on Combating Human Trafficking

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Location: Room 170 (overflow room 100)

Georgia State University College of Law
140 Decatur Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

A modern form of the slave trade, human trafficking subjects millions of individuals annually to gross violations of human rights and human dignity. Adults and children are trafficked into the sex industry and into forced labor settings, including sweatshops, farms, and domestic servitude. Governments have responded in the past decade by enacting significant legislation, but the trade in persons persists. This program will compare the current situation of human trafficking in two countries, the United States and Australia, including the governments' responses, and the speakers will identify measures that could help combat human trafficking globally and locally.

SPEAKERS


Andreas Schloenhardt

Dr. Schloenhardt is Associate Professor/Reader at The University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law in Brisbane, Australia. His research focuses on criminal law, organized crime, and human trafficking.

Jonathan Todres

Prof. Todres is Associate Professor at Georgia State University College of Law, where his research focuses on various children's rights issues, in particular trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation of children.

MODERATOR


Jerri Nims Rooker

Jerri Nims Rooker is Associate Director of the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State Law. Her research and public service initiatives include analyzing anti-human trafficking measures.

CO-SPONSORS


Asian American Law Students Association
Black Law Students Association
Child Advocacy Society
Hispanic Student Bar Association
International and Comparative Law Society
Public Interest Law Association

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